Kindergarten, Augsburg, Germany
Governments are strongly encouraging the use of wood in the design of new buildings in the government sector with the objective of reducing carbon emissions. There is no better place to start than with kindergartens where the new generation can begin to understand the importance of using natural and sustainable materials in the construction of new buildings.
In this kindergarten in Augsburg thermally modified ash shingles were used for the exterior of the building as well as certain interior elements. The thermal modification alters the cell structure of wood meaning that it will no longer absorb moisture which makes it resistant to rot. In this project the shingles were oiled after installation meaning they will retain their attractive brown colour. If the shingles are not oiled, they will weather to a silver-grey colour.
Product: Ash shingles
Architect: Hiendl Schineis
Contractor: Schmid Holzbau GmbH
Photographer: Ekhart Mattäus Fotographie