• Competition: Extension of a music-oriented gymnasium with special focus on sustainability
  • Rimbach im Odenwald, Germany
  • Eigenbetrieb Gebäudewirtschaft Kreis Bergstraße
  • 10.500m2 GFA
  • Idea, 2009
  • 0908-MLS
  • Transsolar KlimaEngineering, Stuttgart

  • purchase

Martin-Luther-Schule

The Martin-Luther-School is an upper secondary school with a special focus on musical education. It houses about 1600 pupils. The extension of the existing building became necessary to adapt to contemporary didactic concepts and to allow for all-day care. It contains classrooms, a natural science block, music rooms, a canteen and a gymnasium. The design translates the demands concerning resource efficiency and preservation in a sensual and sensible manner. The main climatic feature of the building is the shape of the building itself: So called solar-chimneys foster natural ventilation by stack effect and become a significant formal element. The expressive roofscape also em­phasizes places inside the building – large roof lights extend the space upwards and provide particular light. During school hours these areas are open spaces to be appropriated by different age groups for independent learning. The building is conceived as a timber frame structure with a larch-wood cladding.

  • Competition: Extension of a music-oriented gymnasium with special focus on sustainability
  • Rimbach im Odenwald, Germany
  • Eigenbetrieb Gebäudewirtschaft Kreis Bergstraße
  • 10.500m2 GFA
  • Idea, 2009
  • 0908-MLS
  • Transsolar KlimaEngineering, Stuttgart

  • purchase
Site plan: new building and northern existing buildings