• Location

    Krems an der Donau, Austria

  • Architect

    Caramel Architekten

  • Client

    BIG Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft m.b.H.

  • Typologies

    • Building redevelopment
    • Public buildings
  • Planning

    2003 - 2006

  • Execution

    2006 - 2007

  • Scopes

    • LPH1 Basic analysis construction planning
    • LPH2 Preliminary draft
    • LPH3 Preliminary structural draft
    • LPH4 Submission planning
    • LPH5 Execution planning
    • LPH6 Collaboration in tender procedures
    • LPH7 Support of the construction work
    • LPH8 Collaboration in the local construction supervison
  • Materials

    • Concrete
    • Wood

The expansion of the school “Bundesschulzentrum Krems”, entailing the construction of a triple gymnasium and a break room, required the replacement of existing support structures of 46 metres. This was solved using 1.8 metre high pre-stressed steel concrete bars that take up the weight of both, the existing structure as well as the expansion, latter of which was constructed as lightweight. Slim reinforced concrete ribs serve as a sub-construction for the ready-made wooden panels that surround the new gymnasiums like a shell.
The break room is connected to the gymnasiums through a complete lightweight glass construction.