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ZÜBLIN Timber receives special prize in GEPLANT+AUSGEFÜHRT competition for school gym in Diedorf, Bavaria

  • New construction of the secondary school Schmuttertal-Gymnasium Diedorf wins special prize in the category FOKUS.GESUND BAUEN
  • ZÜBLIN Timber was commissioned to build the school’s gym using timber construction

For its participation in the new construction of a secondary school in the Bavarian town of Diedorf, ZÜBLIN Timber has received a prize in the design-and-build competition GEPLANT+AUSGEFÜHRT. The ZÜBLIN Timber unit MERK Timber GmbH was responsible for the construction of the school gym, one of a total of four buildings of the new school that was recognised with the 2017 German Timber Construction Award. The gym was completed in the passive house standard after construction that lasted about one year. The team including ZÜBLIN Timber received the GEPLANT+AUSGEFÜHRT (“Designed+Built”) prize in the special category FOKUS.GESUND BAUEN (“Focus on Healthy Building”). The GEPLANT+AUSGEFÜHRT prize is awarded by the Internationale Handwerksmesse, the leading trade fair for craft trades, to project teams that exemplify perfect partnership relations between the design and build trades.

ZÜBLIN Timber erected the timber framing – including the 15,000 m2 façade – as well as the glued laminated timber roof and additional roof elements. Construction required the use of 100 m3 of LENO cross laminated timber, 520 m3 of glued laminated timber and 38 m3 of laminated veneer lumber.

The project also served as a ZÜBLIN pilot project to test the recyclability of the timber structure together with ZÜBLIN Zentrale Technik.

In addition to ZÜBLIN Timber, the companies involved in the construction of the school were: Hermann Kaufmann ZT GmbH, Florian Nagler Architekten GmbH and Kaufmann Bausysteme GmbH from Reuthe (Austria).

The GEPLANT+AUSGEFÜHRT (“Designed+Built”) prize is awarded by Deutscher Holzbaupreis (German Timber Construction Awards) and was presented for the sixth time in 2017. The prize jury selected five winners from among 30 projects that had been presented at the Internationale Handwerksmesse trade fair in an exhibition titled GEPLANT+AUSGEFÜHRT. In addition to the top three ranked winners, a special prize and an audience prize are also awarded.

The jury was composed of members of the Chamber of Trades and Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria, the Association for the Carpenter Trade in Bavaria, the Federation of German Architects, the Federation of German Interior Architects and the Bavarian Architects’ Chamber. The prizes were awarded on 9 March 2017 at the fair in Munich. The jury especially praised the new construction of the school in Diedorf for its compliance with biological criteria and its contribution to “healthy living”.


Stuttgart-based Ed. Züblin AG has about 14,000 employees and, with an annual output of over € 3 billion, is one of Germany’s leading construction companies. Since it was founded in 1898, ZÜBLIN has been successfully realising challenging construction projects in Germany and abroad and is the number one in the German building construction and civil engineering segment. The company’s range of services comprises all construction-related tasks – from civil engineering, bridge building and tunnelling to complex turnkey construction to 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 more than 15 years now. Current construction projects of the company, a subsidiary of globally operating STRABAG SE, include the new Axel Springer building in Berlin, Messehalle 12 in Frankfurt and the Albabstieg Tunnel along the new Wendlingen–Ulm railway line. More information is available at

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