A modular wooden school by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) has topped out in Frankfurt, Germany. Designed for the Miquelallee school center, the project is made using prefabricated wood modules as a temporary structure for two schools. With a steadily growing population, the need for new school buildings has risen sharply in Frankfurt am Main. The design concept was made so that the modular building can be dismantled and rebuilt at another location as needed. As gmp notes, Frankfurt relies on modular construction for expeditious and high-quality solutions that can reduce construction time by up to 60 percent compared to conventional building methods. The topping-out ceremony for the Miquelallee school center was held at the construction site in Frankfurt’s Westend. School operations are poised to start for the 2019/20 school year after a period of just 24 months for planning and implementation. The Adorno Gymnasium and the Holzhausenschule – an academic high school and an elementary school, respectively – will jointly occupy the facility, which is currently being assembled from roughly 350 prefabricated elements using modular wood construction.
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