The rural market town Bütze-Wolfurt in the Bregenz district of Vorarlberg wanted to enlarge their primary school and integrate a kindergarten and day care center. The decision was made to preserve the old building from the 1960s and demolish the part from the 1990s due to structural reasons. The gymnasium on the lower floor was renovated and built over. Now a new 60-meter-long and 27-meter-high timber-frame volume with a pergola at each end complements the overall design of the complex.
The diverse functions – kindergarten, primary school, gym, and event venue – are assigned to clearly defined spaces, which interact through the centrally located atriums and courtyards and encourage community life. Communal areas can be generated as required in the independent zones, thereby avoiding unnecessary corridors.
Eva Andrasova, Emina Delacic, Marlies Grammanitsch, Simon Gysel, Martin Maidl, Barbara Roller, Christian Rübenacker, Jana Sack, Michael Salvi, Pia Schmidt, Andres Schenker, Tina Tobisch, Rostislav Stoklasek, Thomas Weber
– Statics: Hämmerle – Huster Statik
– Fire Safety: IMS Brandschutz
– Building Physics: IBO – Österreichisches Institut für Bauen und Ökologie
– Building Services: GMI - Ing. Peter Messner GmbH
– Electrical Planning: Ingenieurbüro Hiebeler + Mathis
– Lighting Design: Designbüro Christian Ploderer
– Landscape Architecture: DnD Landschaftsplanung
– Model Construction: Modellbauwerkstatt Gerhard Stocker