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Education Campus

Unna, Germany

Future-proof school infrastructure with concrete core activation and matching room acoustics. The outside air can thus be used for heating and cooling in the area in a CO2-friendly manner.

The new two-story building of the Unna Education Campus was completed in December 2022. It now houses the Jakob-Muth-Schule, the Sauerland-Hellweg-Kolleg of the city of Unna and the Märkische Berufskolleg. The building, with a gross floor area of 7,700 m², has classrooms, subject rooms, teaching rooms, STEM classes, differentiation rooms, workshops, teaching kitchens and an auditorium with a canteen.

Focus on sustainability:
The building was realized as a solid structure with a clinker facade and planned to be almost CO2-neutral thanks to sustainable building technology. The extensive avoidance of composite building materials improves the recyclability of the building. An ice energy storage system and concrete core activation with a ventilation system in the ceiling enable the use of preconditioned outside air for heating and cooling the building. The exterior space concept considers the reuse of existing materials and the preservation of the sycamore trees on the site.

To ensure good room acoustics in the classrooms of the Unna Education Campus, various acoustic measures were implemented.
These include the placement of Sorp 10® sound absorbers in the center of the ceiling, as well as perforated plaster ceilings arranged in a ring. Thanks to these measures, it was possible to achieve a reverberation time that meets high requirements.
The interior design of the educational campus is characterized by a calm color concept with some strong accents. The spacious outdoor area and varied lounge areas provide ideal conditions for relaxed learning. Zoning and high-contrast marked areas in front of the rooms as well as on the walls contribute to good orientation within the support center.

Opening ceremony and campus tour:

Video: Max Rolke – Kreis Unna

Type of building:

Education facility

Clients and Developers:

Kreis Unna


weicken architekten partmbB, Unna

Engineers/ Specialist Planners:

KaTplan GmbH, Münster


Akustikplaner:  ITAB, Dortmund

Building contractor:

Franz van Stephoudt GmbH & Co. KG, Weeze



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+49(0) 9427 189-0

Max Frank GmbH & Co. KG
Mitterweg 1
94339 Leiblfing