Supported by beech

The large-volume new building of the “Kleine Kreuzzelg” school complex is designed as a three-storey wooden structure. Beech columns and beams form the primary load-bearing structure of the school building. The simple and unagitated presence of the new building is striking.

The visible, wooden surfaces of the columns and ceilings create a calm and concentrated atmosphere. “Construction beech is composed of thin rotary cut veneers and is stiffer and stronger than solid softwood,” says Marco Portmann, project manager. These high-performance beams enable large spans with filigree construction. The ceilings are built as wood-concrete composite elements. In all classrooms, they are freely spanned up to 9.5 metres.

Source: HUSNER AG Holzbau in-house magazine (german)