As early as 2003, the municipality of Hermagor-Pressegersee decided to build ecologically and sustainable construction. The new elementary school was planned as a pilot project that would not only provide comfortable interiors, but also raise awareness for resource-saving construction and energy generation. Due to the existing topography, the building is accessed from the west on the middle level, with the main access to the south protected from the weather by a large roof. This means that both the first floor and the the upper floor are accessible without barriers. The gymnasium was provided with a walkable roof including skylights.
The building is designed as a compact structure with a central hall and was constructed with timber. In addition to glulam, ribbed slab ceilings from the HASSLACHER group were used. Those HASSLACHER rib panels offer a resource-saving and economical solution from span widths of 6.0 m and can be used in a wide variety of sizes and dimensions. The space between the ribs can also be used for acoustical improvement measures or installations.
In accordance with the sustainability credo, renewable resources were also used in the finishing work: Structural timber, woodsoftfiberboards for the exterior and cellulose fiber flakes for the interior insulation. The floors are largely parquet flooring with an oiled surface. Clay plaster walls in all classrooms deliver a cozy feeling. A green roof as a heat accumulator, controlled ventilation with heat recovery and wall panel heating in the classrooms, together with the photovoltaic system in the spaces between the windows contribute significantly to the energy efficiency of the building.
|Customer:||Buchacher Holzbauconsulting e.U.|
|Architect:||Herwig und Andrea Ronacher|
|Structural analysis and design:||DI Welz Zimmermann|
|Building owner:||Municipality of Hermagor-Pressegersee|
|Year of construction:||2004|
|Products used:||Glued laminated timber, HASSLACHER rib panels|
|Special features:||Recognition Award at Kärntner Holzbaupreis 2005 [Carinthia Timber Construction Prize 2005]|