Renovated School with Glazed Break Hall
Manufacturer: Schüco Stahlsysteme Jansen
Product: steel profiles
Product category: Access
One of the oldest schools in Bavaria, Munich’s Wilhelmsgymnasium, has been renovated and extended by 1600 m2 over a three-year construction period. BPA Braun Architekten, the firm commissioned with the planning, had the building wing along the listed Maximilianstrasse demolished and rebuilt with an additional floor while retaining the original facade. The new pent roof takes up the original eaves height of the building on the street side, so that the added attic floor can only be seen from the school’s inner courtyard. There the steel and glass construction of the facade clearly stands out from the existing building. The other extensions, an underground gymnasium and the new break hall, are also characterised by a modern, clear architectural language.
The steel profiles of the school building are from Schüco Stahlsysteme Jansen. The break hall, which is housed in a transparent pavilion and has become the new, informal centre of the school was to enjoy as much light and air as possible. Here in addition to the glazed revolving doors, the architects have also included large lift and slide doors from Jansen’s Janisol profile system, which are 2.6 × 2.8 m in size and weigh 450 kg. The profile depth enables the installation of triple glazing up to 57 mm thick.