Vocational college with “Danube waves”
Landshut-based architects Feigel-Dumps Architekten have designed one of Bavaria’s most modern schools in Vilshofen an der Donau, a key centre for the building trades.
The building trades play an important role in Vilshofen an der Donau, the largest town in Bavaria’s Passau district. The town is home to several businesses in the building trades, including some operating nationally. To further enhance the town’s prospects, a modern vocational college with capacity for around 1,300 students and 150 teachers has been built on the site of a former racecourse.
Almost 10,000 square metres
The four-storey building with a usable area of just under 10,000 square metres was designed by Landshut-based architects Feigel-Dumps Architekten. It represents an investment of around EUR 74 million and is one of the largest single construction projects in the history of Vilshofen and one of the most modern schools in all of Bavaria.
Particularly eye-catching is a projection on the third floor, which houses a multi-purpose hall with panoramic views of the Danube. The movable sunscreen solution also references the river. The vertical slats installed on the upper floors track the position of the sun, forming a wave pattern and shining in shades of brown.
Generously designed rooms and modern workshops
The new building, designated Efficiency House 50, which boasts an inner courtyard, central foyer and adjoining auditorium, accommodates generously designed classrooms, modern workshops, bakeries, school kitchens, offices, a dining room with a canteen kitchen, and meeting rooms. The classrooms are positioned directly above the workshops and are accessed via light-flooded, open staircases.
In the generously designed foyer, which has a small adjoining canteen, Troldtekt acoustic ceiling panels and baffles in natural wood ensure a pleasant environment. The acoustic solutions also guarantee superior acoustics, both in the classrooms and in the state-of-the-art workshops, where students practise on woodworking and metalworking machines. The sound-absorbing ceiling design reduces noise levels, providing noise relief for the affected workplaces.