A Sustainable Project with Texlon® ETFE System

Neues Gymnasium Bochum, Germany, is a bilingual German-English high school founded in 2010. Designed by Hascher Jehle Architektur, the school is built in the shape of a figure-eight. In 2012, Vector Foiltec was contracted to install a sustainable Texlon® ETFE roof over one of the school’s atriums.

The use of Texlon® ETFE creates a naturally illuminated enviornment, which fits into the architectural design concept of the whole building. The school has two atriums, one of which is covered with 1,010 m2 of Texlon® ETFE cladding system. The ETFE atrium spans the entire courtyard, therefore students and teachers are protected from the environment while simultaneously enjoying natural light. Furthermore, the acoustic comfort during breaks and events, is another advantage the transparent cladding system provides.

The school has all of the components to achieve the Green Building Certification, demonstrating the sustainability of this project. Therefore, Texlon® ETFE sets new standards for education architecture.

Green, Smart, and Profitable. Are you interested?

Vector Foiltec delivers more than unique objects d’art. Starting with environmental sustainability, we are the only ones who have full EPD and UL certification, followed by multiple projects with LEED credits. Further, beyond the sustainable properties of ETFE, there are several characteristics that would benefit your projects. In summary of all the benefits of our solutions demonstrates how superior they are to most other options.

Sounds pretty green for a transparent solution? Absolutely. Add to that the longevity and legendary durability of the technology and you have quite possibly one of the smartest solutions at hand.

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Information

Date 2012
Location Bochum, Germany
Sector Education
Size 1,010 m²
Structure Steel
Type Roof
Architects Hascher Jehle Architektur

Expert Contact

Geoffrey Walters
Sales Manager Germany / Scandinavia / Benelux / DACH
In 2012, Vector Foiltec was contracted to install a sustainable Texlon® ETFE roof over one of the school's atriums.
In 2012, Vector Foiltec was contracted to install a sustainable Texlon® ETFE roof over one of the school’s atriums.
Enjoying natural light under the atrium's roof.
Students and teachers can enjoy natural light.
In 2012, Vector Foiltec was contracted to install a sustainable Texlon® ETFE roof over one of the school's atriums.
Vector Foiltec installed a sustainable Texlon® ETFE roof over one of the school’s atriums.
A Sustainable Design Concept with Texlon ETFE.
A Sustainable Design Concept with an impressive aerial perspective.

Image Copyright (left to right, top to bottom): ©Lutz Leitmann / Stadt Bochum, ©ERG Bochum, ©ERG Bochum, ©Lutz Leitmann / Stadt Bochum

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