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Ed. Züblin AG was awarded the contract to build the Bertolt Brecht School, a cooperative school centre, in Nuremberg.
Ed. Züblin AG was awarded the contract to build the Bertolt Brecht School, a cooperative school centre, in Nuremberg.

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STRABAG subsidiary ZÜBLIN awarded contract to build school centre in Nuremberg

  • New construction of Bertolt Brecht School
  • Contract value of € 108 million
  • Project schedule until 2021

Ed. Züblin AG, a subsidiary of publicly listed European construction group STRABAG SE, was awarded the contract to design and build the Bertolt Brecht School (BBS) in Nuremberg after a one-year tender procedure. The contract value amounts to € 108 million, with a project schedule from November 2018 to November 2021.

The cooperative school centre consists of a Gymnasium, a Realschule and a Mittelschule. With its sports instruction, the BBS is a “Partner School for Competitive Sports” and was distinguished as an “Elite School for Sports” (German Olympic Sports Federation) and an “Elite School for Football” (German Football Association).

“The school buildings were designed as a nearly zero-energy building with a very high coverage of its own needs through renewable energies,” says Thomas Birtel, CEO of STRABAG SE. The energy supply will be largely through district heating and geothermal energy. The latter will be used for both heating and cooling purposes, made possible through downhole heat exchangers at a depth of up to 90 m. The school’s electricity needs will be covered by green electricity.

The Bertolt Brecht School will have enough space for about 1,800 students in classes 5 through 12. The monolithic school complex consists of three floors and four building blocks and will be surrounded by green space subdivided into different activity and rest areas. In the eastern portion of the complex, there will be a sports hall. The gross floor area of the school will amount to about 28,000 m², that of the sports hall will be about 10,700 m². The new construction is located at the former Märzfeld of the Party Congress Grounds at Karl-Schönleben-Straße.



STRABAG SE is a European-based technology group for construction services, a leader in innovation and financial strength. Our services span all areas of the construction industry and cover the entire construction value chain. We create added value for our clients by our specialised entities integrating the most diverse services and assuming responsibility for them. We bring together people, materials and machinery at the right place and at the right time in order to realise even complex construction projects – on schedule, of the highest quality and at the best price. The hard work and dedication of our nearly 73,000 employees allow us to generate an annual output volume of more than € 14 billion. At the same time, a dense network of numerous subsidiaries in many European countries and on other continents is helping to expand our area of operation far beyond the borders of Austria and Germany. More information is available at

Stuttgart-based Ed. Züblin AG has about 14,000 employees and, with an annual output of almost € 4 billion, is one of Germany’s largest construction companies. Since it was founded in 1898, ZÜBLIN has been successfully realising challenging construction projects in Germany and abroad and today is STRABAG Group’s leading brand for building construction and civil engineering building construction and civil engineering. The company’s range of services comprises all construction-related tasks – from civil engineering, bridge building and tunnelling to complex turnkey construction to construction logistics, structural timber engineering and public-private partnerships. ZÜBLIN attaches great importance to partnership-based cooperation, and our ZÜBLIN teamconcept has proved its value as a successful partnering model for about 25 years now. Current construction projects of the company, a subsidiary of globally operating STRABAG SE, include the new Axel Springer building in Berlin, the Rinsdorf and Rälsbach viaducts on the A45 motorway, and the Albabstieg Tunnel along the new Wendlingen–Ulm railway line. More information is available at

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