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Goerdeler-Gymnasium in Paderborn

Dialogue between functionality and design

The expansion of all-day care is increasingly demanding that schools provide the necessary infrastructure for a hot lunch. For this reason, the school authority of the Goerdeler-Gymnasium in Paderborn decided on a new building that could serve both as a school canteen and as an event hall. Accordingly, a visually transformable interior and excellent room acoustics were important to the client. The multifunctional cross laminated timber box elements from Lignotrend, Weilheim-Bannholz, are particularly suitable for these requirements. 

Configuration overview

Components Used

  • LIGNO® Acoustic light  |  Ceiling cladding

    Product code: LIGNO® Acoustic light 3S_62_a50g_625-12-4_WTL_gb_buv
    Wood type

    Various wood species are available for the visible layer. For quality reasons, individual wood species cannot be configured for all profiles; for technical reasons, surface treatments are excluded for some wood species.

    Wood type

    _WTL Silver fir knotless, patterned


    The visible layer is profiled with joints. The code for profiling indicates in millimetres: Element width, strip width (rounded, from/to if applicable) and joint width (rounded) as well as a letter identification for variants, e.g. with chamfered strip edges or with additional height gradation.  

    Note: Some profiles indirectly cause exclusions for other configuration options.


    _625-12-4 Slat profile 


    The face is subjected to a brushing _gb as standard, which produces a stronger or weaker structure depending on the type of wood and makes the surface less sensitive to scratches.  Alternatively, a smooth sanding _gs can be carried out, or on request a bandsaw cut _grimitated.


    _gb Brushed


    Depending on the type of wood, the optional application of a surface treatment is possible ex works. Individual colour finishes are always sampled for coordination. For elements in individual lengths, colour treatment is limited to max. 5 m length.


    _buv UV protection stain

    Room acoustics

    If the soffit of the element is to have a good sound-absorbing effect, the penultimate layer is configured as absorber _a50g. Otherwise, this layer is configured as a solid wood layer _a0.

    Room acoustics

    _a50g 50% Absorber



Project participants

  • voelse architekten bda 


    Hauptstraße 35

    33178 Borchen

  • Tischlerei Bernhard Küting


    Navarrastraße 25
    33106 Paderborn


  • Matthias Groppe


    Roeinghstraße 75
    33102 Paderborn


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