World’s Largest Timber School
The world’s largest school in modular wooden construction is located in Frankfurt Westend in Miquelallee. Only 24 months lay between planning and realization.This was achieved through modular timber construction from around 350 prefabricated elements according to the design of the architects von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (gmp). The school building causes only a quarter of the carbon dioxide emissions of a comparable solid construction.
The consumption values of the current energy saving regulations are also undercut by 30 percent. Its provisional use is planned for five to ten years and also includes modular dismantling and rebuilding at another location. The grammar school, which has space for 2,000 students, is grouped together in a three-storey building structure that encloses two internal, landscaped playgrounds. All classrooms are oriented towards the quiet sides of the courtyards, which form the spa-tial center of the schools. Werner Sobek is responsible for the structural design and building physics.