St. Stefan ob Stainz

New Middle School


An existing school building had to be adapted to catch up with changes in how the school is run. The extension, built almost completely in wood, adds 1,500 m2 of new floor space. The goals: more space, more light, more quality. Besides offices, the new extension incorporates the foyer, which is also used flexibly for some teaching activities. The first floor features ‘learning islands’ for out-of-classroom learning and teaching. The stairs and walls are made of CLT and a Kielsteg roof covers the 12-m wide foyer as a single flat surface. The building and remodelling of the school was completed in just one year and within budget. The project was designed by architect Karin Fritz-Weidmann of ingenos ZT GmbH in Gleisdorf, and the building work was done by the firms Muhri and Schranger Holzbaumeister.

Reliable planning

“The high level of prefabrication shortened the construction time significantly!”

Wood construction

Focus on the wellbeing of the children

High quality

“Wooden surfaces contribute to the pleasant room atmosphere.”

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