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The school building, on the right in the picture, has been designed as a timber hybrid building. (Copyright: bks & partner bauer reichert seitz architekten mbb, Munich)
The school building, on the right in the picture, has been designed as a timber hybrid building. (Copyright: bks & partner bauer reichert seitz architekten mbb, Munich)

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New construction of Paul-Klee-Gymnasium: ZÜBLIN Timber starts with timber works

  • Building ensemble to be developed using sustainable timber hybrid construction method
  • Flexible room concepts thanks to frame structure
  • Currently largest construction project in Augsburg district

A new campus is being built for Paul-Klee-Gymnasium in Gersthofen near Augsburg. The new school building will consist of three interconnected cubes of three storeys each. A triple sports hall is also being built on the campus and will be connected to the school building through an underground passage.

The Augsburg district authority commissioned ZÜBLIN Timber with the extensive timber construction work for the school building, being implemented to a consistently materials-appropriate design by bks & partner bauer reichert seitz architekten mbb and with a focus on sustainability.

The school building was designed as a frame structure with partition walls made of lightweight materials. In this way, the building ensemble can be flexibly adapted to future room concepts.

Christian Scholz, Managing Director of ZÜBLIN Timber: “The new campus for the Paul-Klee-Gymnasium is currently the largest building project in the district of Augsburg. We are pleased to be contributing our experience to the success of this pioneering new school building. The sustainability concept is in part highlighted by the fact that the project is being implemented by us as a regionally based company from the local area.”

Environmentally friendly construction with wood
The building ensemble is designed as a timber hybrid construction, which saves a considerable amount of CO2 compared to conventional construction methods by binding the carbon in the construction materials. The beams and column supports are made of renewable timber materials, the timber-concrete composite ceilings of LENO® cross-laminated timber, dowellam elements and concrete.

The ZÜBLIN Timber contract also includes the production and assembly of the roof elements made of LENO® cross-laminated timber and the approximately 1,800 m² of timber frame external walls. The exterior façade of the school and of the sports hall will be clad by ZÜBLIN Timber with a fibre cement rainscreen.

ZÜBLIN Timber will process around 150 m³ of laminated beech veneer lumber and around 200 m³ of spruce for the beams and column supports. The ceiling and roof elements are being constructed from approximately 9,500 m² and 2,100 m³ of LENO® cross-laminated timber, respectively.

The aim is to use extensive prefabrication in order to produce the individual elements with a continuous 3D structure for a precise fit. This also enables rapid installation on the construction site.

The timber construction works will be completed in April 2022. Upon completion of the project at the end of 2023, the building ensemble will have a gross floor area of around 15,500 m² and will include a dining hall, 47 classrooms, music rooms and workshops, an assembly hall as well as space for administration and new educational concepts. The new school buildings will offer enough room for 1,350 students and approximately 100 teachers.


approx. € 7.2 million



Landratsamt Augsburg (Augsburg district authority)

bks & partner bauer reichert seitz architekten mbb, Munich



ZÜBLIN Timber 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:

Stuttgart-based Ed. Züblin AG, with more than 13,000 employees and an annual output of around € 4 billion, is one of Germany’s largest construction companies. Since its foundation in 1898, ZÜBLIN has been successfully realising challenging construction projects in Germany and abroad and today is the STRABAG Group’s leading brand for building construction and civil engineering. The company’s range of services covers all construction-related tasks – from complex turnkey construction, civil engineering and tunnelling to construction logistics, structural maintenance, ground engineering and timber or steel construction. In recent years, ZÜBLIN has been promoting the topics of digitalisation, LEAN.Construction and sustainability and – supported by the many years of experience of its Zentrale Technik competence centre – is also increasingly offering integrated design and construction from a single source as a general planner. When it comes to partnering, ZÜBLIN has set new standards with its teamconcept partnering model, which has proven its worth on the market for more than 25 years. Current construction projects of the company, a subsidiary of globally operating STRABAG SE, include the EDGE East Side Berlin high-rise project, the Rinsdorf and Rälsbach viaducts on the A45 motorway and the Boyneburg Tunnel on the A44. More information is available at

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