A major refurbishment of the 1970s building complex began in summer 2018 – based on plans by wulf Architekten, under the site management of schneider+schumacher Bau- und Projektmanagement GmbH.
Work to all three blocks, which are successively undergoing transformation, is on going. It involves gutting the buildings, removing contaminated materials and demolition work, followed by work on the facades and interiors. The façade and the striking shed roof will be clad in metal and numerous rooflights will create a light-filled learning environment, with spaces distributed in a split-level arrangement. The site will eventually accommodate some 5,500 students from three different vocational training centres.
Simultaneously, the vocational school centre will be extended with a new canteen building of some 3,500 square metres, due to be completed in spring 2021. The design by wulf architekten has a jagged glass facade combined with metal cladding. Here too, schneider+schumacher Bau- und Projektmanagement GmbH is acting as coordinator and supervising the implementation of the building, one third of which consists of concrete and two thirds, wood.
Photo 1 and 2: Markus Guhl
Technical details:Service phases (HOAI): 8-9
Typology: Schools/educational facilities
Client: Darmstädter Stadtentwicklungs GmbH & Co. KG (DSE)
Projektleitung Baumanagement: Sven Gutjahr
Team: Quentin Ferry, Magdalena Jakubowska, Chiara Frey, Anke Siegmund, Julia Steinke, Uta Lippold