Building: Renovation and Extension of a Modular School in Schulzendorf
Architect: Zanderroth Architekten
Project Leaders: Sacha Zander, Christian Roth, and Guido Neubeck
Berlin Assistant: Hanael Fesz
Structural Engineer: Igenieurbüro für Bauwesen
The school has a pre-cast reinforced concrete structure, with timber supports also used two support the new roof on the side additions.
The roof or this building contains several rows of skylights spanning the entire roof. The main roof structure is supported by reinforced concrete holding up layers of polystyrene ridged-foam thermal insulation. The exterior of the roof is finished off with a gravel surface. The interior finish of the roof is perforated plasterboard and acoustic tiles supported by a small metal substructure. The skylights on the roof are supported on both sides by large laminated-timber beams. The beams support a sloped double pained and glazed glass skylight. Between each skylight there is a small indintion for drainage purposes.
Section Views of Exterior Wall:
The exterior facade of this building is made up of woven willow reeds. The appearance of the facade looks similar to that of a woven basket. The willow reeds are peeled and covered with a fire-retardant as well as UV-protection. The willow reeds are supported by a steel cage that is connected to the main concrete structure. In between the willow reeds and concrete structure is a layer of vapour-permeable sarking membrane and a layer of rock wool.
(Source: “Renovation and Extension of a Modular School in Schulzendorf ” DETAIL 1 (2008): 47-51. Print.)