New school complex made of wood for the community of Marly



The Freiburg community is about to build a new school complex with twelve classrooms, four kindergarten rooms and a double gymnasium. The school complex consists of three Minergie-P- Eco buildings made of wood. Timbatec is planning all timber construction engineering services.

The community of Marly conducted an architectural competition in May 2019. The best project, "La Toile", was designed by the consortium Ruffieux-Chehab Architectes SA & Tekhne SA. They won over with three buildings with simple geometries. Each building contains a specific Programme: primary school, kindergarten with after-school care and sports hall. 

The construction is planned as a load-bearing timber construction based on a modular grid. This construction allows a rational prefabrication and a short construction phase. The constructive structure, sound insulation and lighting together create a warm and quiet atmosphere, which is perfect for everyday school life.  

The choice of timber is the logical response to the municipality's goal of constructing a Minergie P-ECO building. Today, modern municipalities rely on this sustainable building material for their construction projects. In addition, enough wood is growing  in Switzerland to build school buildings from Swiss wood. In the Swiss forest, the wood needed for Marly School grows in less than an hour.  

Timbatec congratulates Ruffieux-Chehab Architectes SA & Tekhne SA on their successful design and looks forward to a pleasant collaboration. The construction phase is expected to begin in June 2021 and the new school building will be ready for use by the students of the Marly municipality from summer 2023. 



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