Tag des offenen Denkmals® at the Hohenstaufen Secondary School in Göppingen on September 12, 2021

08 September, 2021

The Hohenstaufen Secondary School opens its doors to the Tag des offenen Denkmals (Open Monuments Day) under the motto "Appearance & Being - in History, Architecture and Preservation of Monuments". Visitors are invited to take part in a guided tour by Andreas Hardegger, from Behnisch Architekten. He will show the exterior and exemplary rooms of the secondary school and explain the planned general renovation of the prototype classrooms, which were renovated in early 2020. The new mayor of construction, Eva Noller, will give a welcoming speech.

Dates: September 12, 2021, 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., duration approximately 45 minutes.
Address: Hohenstaufenstrasse 39, 73033 Göppingen

Registration and information at: https://www.tag-des-offenen-denkmals.de/aktionstag/veranstaltung/das-hohenstaufen-gymnasium-ein-architektonisches-kleinod-von-guenter-behnisch

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

In the first phase of the renovations, two prototype rooms were renovated 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 useful information for the general renovations. The evaluation will incorporate the results of ongoing monitoring and a user survey.

(Photography: Winfried Reinhold)