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Friday, August 9, 2019

Modular construction – the solution to several problems!

Compiled by Team IAnD
Info & Imagery: Courtesy GMP
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von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects use modular construction to build a temporary school building for 2,000 pupils in Frankfurt am Main…

The city of Frankfurt relies heavily on modular construction for expeditious and high-quality solutions that reduce the construction time by up to 60 percent compared to conventional building methods.

The topping-out ceremony for the Miquelallee school centre was recently held at the building site. Using prefabricated wood modules, a temporary home of high quality is being erected for two schools - The Adorno Gymnasium and the Holzhausenschule – an academic high school and an elementary school, respectively. The building is currently being assembled from roughly 350 prefabricated elements using modular wood construction according to a design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) and is expected to be used as the schools’ temporary quarters for five to ten years, until their permanent location at the Westend school campus is completed. The design concept also envisages that the modular building will be dismantled and rebuilt at another location.

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Each of the schools has six parallel classes per grade level and are consolidated in a three-storey building with two internal courtyards for school recess activities. The building’s compact form responds to the relatively small site while offering an economical design with close proximities.

Although conceived for temporary use, the building meets high energy standards: its consumption lies 30 percent below the values prescribed by the current Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV). All classrooms are oriented to the quiet sides of the campus to the west and east, and especially to the landscaped courtyards, which individually form the spatial centres of the two schools and open outward to the south at the ground floor level.

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The symmetrically designed complex has both schools sharing the administrative offices on the ground floor of the building’s middle wing., while the entrances at the northern corners of the building lead to the main circulation spine, which connects all the functional areas. The school cafeterias of both schools are also located here and share a common kitchen.

The building’s wood material gives it a natural appearance, which is complemented on the inside by coloured floors that vary from floor to floor, thus facilitating orientation and promoting pupils’ identification with their part of the building. 

Fact File: 
Client: Municipality of Frankfurt am Main
Architects: gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects
Design: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Bernd Gossmann and Markus Pfisterer
Project Leader: Bernd Gossmann, Markus Pfisterer
Design Team: Martin Hakiel, Kseniia Riabchenko, Stefan Both, Meiyan Wong, Dina Fahim, Haian Zouabi, Eleonora La Mantia, Elvira Perfetto, Anna Bogucka, Mohammed El Soudani, Sophie-Charlotte Altrock
Module construction company: ERNE AG Holzbau, Laufenburg, Switzerland
Structural engineering/Building physics: Werner Sobek Frankfurt
Landscape design Pfrommer + Röder, Stuttgart
GFA: 19.600 sq. m.
Location: Frankfurt am Main

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