Designed by HSD architects, Lemgo primary school in Karlsruhe creates a modern addition to the existing network of schools. A facade of galvanized panels provides a vibrant, bold and contemporary aesthetic that is a throwback to the town‘s industrial heritage. Designed as a highly insulating ventilated facade, 3 mm steel plates of varying sizes form a shimmering skin.
Economy and ecology were important elements of the design and execution of the project. It was felt that the new generation of school buildings should not only be designed optimally but also help to demonstrate ecological concepts to the students.
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