In Nordhorn (Germany), vocational school ‘GBS Grafschaft Bentheim’ got a major transformation of its outdated façade. Thanks to a modern and sustainable design solution featuring innovative board materials from Rockpanel, the school is now future-proof.
School renovation: asbestos removal and energy efficiency
The school building, originally constructed between the years of 1977-1987, was in need of renovation. Not only were there health risks posed by asbestos contained in the original fibre cement façade, but the appearance of the building had also become outdated. Further to this, an energy-efficient refurbishment was desired in order to save on future energy and costs. The challenge of upgrading the school within its existing footprint was tasked to architect- and engineering office schröder wenning. The 3-phase renovation of the 2,500 m2 project commenced in 2014, with a completion date for early 2017.