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Birch plywood panels adorn façade of Vinzenz Pallotti School in Friedberg

Press release   •   Apr 06, 2021 09:29 CEST

The Vinzenz Pallotti School in Friedberg: replacement building with gymnasium (front) and school building. (Copyright: architektei mey gmbh, Frankfurt am Main)
  • ZÜBLIN Timber responsible for façade work
  • Birch plywood panels create special look

ZÜBLIN Timber has started on a new project in Friedberg near Augsburg. Over the next eight months, the timber construction experts will build the timber post-and-beam structure for the replacement building of the Vinzenz Pallotti special education school. The supporting structure of birch plywood will frame both the fixed glazing and the opening elements.

The overall project comprises the construction of the new school building with two floors and one basement level as well as the school’s gymnasium (approx. 1,800 m²). The school building will cover approx. 6,700 m² of space, including a cafeteria, 20 classrooms and smaller breakout rooms.

The façade portion for both new buildings has a combined surface area of approx. 1,440 m² and is being built in the conventional post-and-beam style. A special feature are the wooden elements consisting of 50 mm thick birch plywood panels. The usual choice for post-and-beam façades is glued laminated timber or solid wood. For optical reasons, however, birch plywood panels are being used for the Vinzenz Pallotti School, prefabricated by the team from ZÜBLIN Timber at its factory in Aichach.

Among other things, ZÜBLIN Timber is supplying and installing:
- 1,250 m² of birch plywood panels
- prefabricated aluminium elements for windows and doors
- electrically controlled louvre windows made of aluminium with heat-insulating glass
- fall protection (inside)
- sun protection systems for the entire façade

ZÜBLIN Timber is scheduled to complete its work in October 2021. Overall completion of the new replacement building is planned for November 2022.

ZÜBLIN Timber, a subsidiary of Stuttgart-based Ed. Züblin AG, stands for ambitious and pioneered solutions in the field of timber construction. We are a single-source provider for the development, production, delivery, and execution of high-quality timber construction systems – from simple structural frames to complex timber engineering to turnkey project execution. We work hand in hand with our clients to develop efficient solutions and a sustainable quality of life: