At the Vocational Training Centre North in Darmstadt the second stage of the building project has now been completed with a building housing both a canteen and a media centre. This new building was added to the 1970s school complex, which has been undergoing renovation since 2018. The first of three phases was completed two years ago. Design and planning of both the renovation work and the new building was undertaken by Stuttgart architects wulf architekten, while schneider+schumacher Bau- und Projektmanagement GmbH has been responsible for site supervision.
The building with a floor area of approximately 3,500 square metres has a square layout and houses a canteen on the upper floor, while the ground floor comprises a media library and a cafeteria, plus seminar rooms and offices. The design of the new building, of which one-third is concrete and two-thirds wood, is notable for its folded facade with floor-to-ceiling glazing.
Photos: Brigida González