wooden cladding / aged / patina / panel
REFURBISHMENT SCHOOL TREUCHTLINGEN by Maier + Hertlein, Wei
In the case of this particular project, and considering the very limited timeframe, which was available for project execution, and the condition of existing structures (reinforced concrete skeleton structure), the most economical solution proved to be a large-scale, modular self-supporting timber system façade.
Taking into account the initial project setting of a “primary school” and aiming at sustained architecture, the responsible architects decided to opt for a structure made out of natural construction materials with artificially-aged, white fir cladding (with greyish patina) as well as colour accents made out of timber panels. The commissioned project comprised design and production of approximately 1.100 m² of prefabricated, curtain-type façade elements and horizontal and vertical fire-protection sheets including window frames, transport of
over-width elements, assembly of wall elements between scaffold and existing structure with projecting eaves, all connecting works and outside cladding on-site.