Renovation of Hohenstaufen Secondary School in Göppingen – Prototype classes for test operation inaugurated

04 February, 2020

Yesterday the Mayor of Göppingen, Guido Till, the Mayor of Construction, Helmut Renftle, and the project manager from the building construction department, Dr. Hartmut Meyer, inaugurated the initial test classroom for the general renovation of the Hohenstaufen Secondary School. It was expressly emphasized that the investments for the test operation were worthwhile. Stefan Rappold and Andreas Hardegger from Behnisch Architekten presented the technical equipment and the color concept. The first mayor, Almut Cobet, the deputy headmistress, Annette Staudenmayer, and members of the local council were also present.

In the first phase of the renovations, two prototype rooms were completed and will be used in a test phase spanning a winter and a summer semester until the start of the 2020 summer vacation. This test period will provide information for the general renovations. The evaluation, in close coordination with the school, will incorporate the results of ongoing monitoring and a user survey.

Hohenstaufen Secondary School was built between 1957 and 1959 by architects Behnisch + Lambart. The school is one of the outstanding school buildings in Günter Behnisch's work. With it’s modular construction of 3x3m, it paved the way for the use of industrially manufactured components and for the nationwide first, completely prefabricated building of the office for the university in Ulm. The school was given an historic preservation order in 2015.

(Photography: Winfried Reinhold)