Secondary School, Wolfsburg, Germany


Wolfsburg / Germany 2011 – 2013
City of Wolfsburg
Architect: Kirstin Bartels Architektin, Oslo / Norway
Photo: Kirstin Bartels Architektin, Oslo / Norway

TEUFFEL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS won the architectural competition together with Norwegian architects for the extension of a school building dating
back to the Fifties. The three storey building has an agora in its centre. The special structural challenge was the combination of the first floor cantilevers on three sides and extensively spanning beams varying from 11 up to 15 meters. On the ground floor a regular grid of walls and columns takes the loads. The interconnection of the old and the new building required a securing of existing structures during construction.