Sustainable School Campus for 1,900 Children

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Modular and made of timber: the design for the new school campus in Aschheim envisages four buildings, some of which are connected by bridges. The buildings are spread across the site in a staggered layout.

From the 2025/2026 school year onwards, up to 1,900 children and young people will go to school on the Aschheim school campus in the Bavarian municipality of the same name. The special-purpose association of state-run secondary schools in the eastern part of Munich administrative district is expanding the intermediate school at the site and building a new grammar school.

By doing so, the member towns of the Aschheim, Kirchheim and Feldkirchen special-purpose association as well as the administrative district of Munich are responding to the increasing need for schools. The association deliberately opted for grammar schools at two different locations: the new extension to Kirchheim Gymnasium for 1,350 students, which is currently under construction, and Aschheim Gymnasium for up to 1,000 students. In parallel with this, the existing St. Emmeram Realschule in Aschheim is also being expanded and will in future offer up to 900 children and young people an attractive environment in which to learn, eat and play sports. On a site of around three hectares, the school campus will also include a cafeteria, an open all-day area for each school, a sports hall including a swimming pool, two apartments for teachers, a janitor’s apartment and the special-purpose association’s office. To ensure that the doors can be opened in time for the start of the new school year in September 2025. 

Campus Meets High Requirements with Regard to Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

This is because the client attaches great importance to sustainable and highly energy-efficient design for the new projects. The planned buildings meet these requirements as they will be constructed using a hybrid timber method based on the winning design by Köhler Architekten + beratende Ingenieure GmbH. ‘Timber construction has a lot of advantages, especially on a tight schedule. The fact that it also benefits the environment and that timber, as a natural material, can contribute to a healthy interior environment makes the new campus an exciting project that is fit for the future,’ commented Christina Dohmann, Senior Project Manager at Drees & Sommer, Munich.  Climate-friendly technologies are also planned on the inside: as the buildings comply with the Efficiency House Plus standard, for example, they are not only designed to meet their own energy requirements via photovoltaic systems, but also to feed excess power into the grid. The planning also includes using district heating and geothermal energy.

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