Sporthalle des neuen Gymnasiums Grünewald / DE


Making school fun! 2014 saw the opening of an all-new secondary school (Gymnasium), complete with an extra-large sports hall, in the small Upper Bavarian town of Grünwald. Responsible for supervising the design, planning and construction of this new-build were Munich architects Bauer Kurz Stockburger & Partner. The Gymnasium Grünwald is a superb example of forward-looking school architecture which is geared to modern pedagogy and provides an innovative learning concept for around 700 pupils.

With a total area of around 55,000 m2, the school has been designed as a large campus – an elongated core building links on its southern façade with three wings containing classrooms and administrative offices. The resulting courtyards link the school buildings to the surrounding green areas. A variety of teaching spaces such as traditional classrooms, learning zones, think-tanks and open learning areas, modern subject rooms, student laboratories and a library encourage independent learning.

The sports hall completes the complex and links directly to the school via the core building. To reduce the visible building mass, the hall floor has been set one storey below ground. The changing rooms and equipment stores below ground level are made of reinforced concrete. Above them is a lightweight steel structure with a roof deck made of acoustic trapezoidal sheeting. The above-ground section is only five metres high and has a steel and glass facade for even lighting of the interior space. Adjustable horizontal aluminium fins provide solar shading and glare protection and can be either completely closed or left partially open for a semi-transparent effect.

Surprising interior features include the ceiling height of 7 metres and an extensive 27 x 45-metre playing surface surrounded by sound-absorbing, impact-resistant wood panel walls. As the hall is also used by local sports clubs, seating is provided for 225 spectators. Four rooflights in each section of the hall provide evenly-distributed lighting across the whole playing area.

For the flooring the architects chose tough, durable DLW Linodur Sport linoleum in vibrant orange. As well as being easy to clean and maintain, DLW linoleum is also environmentally-friendly. Made almost entirely from sustainable raw materials such as linseed oil, resin and cork, it has been awarded the “Blue Angel” ecolabel. Like other natural materials linoleum also has a bacteriostatic effect, making it particularly hygienic.

Becker Sport- und Freizeitanlagen GmbH, Berlin were responsible for constructing the floor of the sports hall - an area-elastic floor guaranteed to deliver a high level of elasticity and improved stability. Linodur, a classic of the DLW sports flooring range, was selected to cover the sub-structure. With its slip-resistant surface it provides a secure grip and its 4mm thickness makes it extremely robust and durable. Linodur is therefore the ideal finish for school and leisure sports facilities. It also comes in a variety of attractive colours with matching Camouflage weld rods to create a virtually seamless appearance. Over 1,200 m2 of moiré effect flooring in peach orange were laid in the Grünwald sports hall.

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Product: Linoleum
Segment: Sport
Country/City: Germany / Grünewald, München
Client: Gemeinde Grünewald
Architect: Stockbauer & Partner, München
Address: Laufzorner Str. 1, 82031 Grünwald
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