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Largest school in France Limeil-Brévannes

School completely made of wood

Brettsperrholz bei tragenden Elementen mit Akustikpaneelen in einer Schule in Limeil Brevannes
Brettsperrholz-Lösung made of LIGNO im Klassenzimmer einer Schule in Limeil Brevannes

No one misses the new school complex at the centre of the revitalised Pasteur district of Limeil-Brévannes, south of Paris. Three kindergartens, two primary schools and residential units now mark the heart of a large-scale urban project that comes with expectations and challenges. The most important requirement: ecological construction using wood as a material. The realisation: with a gross floor area of 9,480 m², 2,936 m³ of wood were used, making this the largest school complex in France to be built in wood. Saving time and space were the top priorities here. Thanks to the successful architectural concept and the use of prefabricated timber components, such as those from the German company Lignotrend, quality was by no means neglected. 

Configuration overview 

Components used 

  • LIGNO Block Q3  |  Roof component 

    Produktcode: LIGNO Block Q3_310-450_rg0_s0_z26_p26_a50g_625-12-4_WTL-i_gb_buv
    Installation top 

     

    Whether the element is open or closed at the top is determined by the area of application. If, for example, the element is to be filled with fill on site as a storey ceiling or roof terrace (LIGNO Rippe Q3-x), its cavities are open at the top (feature _r0). To guide pipes at the top of the element, a cross grid (_r25, _r50) can be added to some superstructures. For roof superstructures, there is usually a flat closed finish _rg0 (LIGNO Block Q-x, LIGNO Block Q3-x or corresponding versions of LIGNO Akustik klassik).

    Installation top 

    _rg0 Closed, without cross grid 

    Statics 

     

    The height of the load-bearing webs of the element is variable and determined according to static requirements from load and span. Within the framework of this configurator, the selection is limited to four height ranges. A more precise definition is made later during pre-dimensioning or verification with the LTB-x calculation programme. Bulk volume and/or necessary space for installations can also be decisive for the height.

    Statics 

    _310-450 Large span 

    Fire resistance 

     

    If fire protection is required, an additional layer is added below the web area (for elements with strip profiles _z26, _z53, _z80, for elements with board profiles Akustik klassik _k50g). Their height determines the fire resistance duration of the cross-section from 30 to 90 minutes. The fire resistance must be statically verified. If there are no requirements, the standard versions _z0 or _k50l are to be selected.

    Fire resistance 

    _z26 REI 30 Fire restistance 

    Cavity 

     

    Panel designs with strip profiles and additional layer can be configured with an additional cavity (_p26, _p53) below the additional layer for installation routing, fixtures or to improve sound absorption.Cables laid there then do not penetrate the fire-protective layer. If required, the cavity is filled with insulating material (_p26mw, _p26ha) to improve acoustic absorption. If no cavity is necessary, the characteristic _p0 is selected.

    Cavity 

    _p26 26 mm Height 

    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 

    Profile 

     

    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.

    Profile 

    _625-12-4 Slat profile 

    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-i Silver fir knotless, patterned 

    Structure 

     

    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.

    Structure 

    _gb Brushed 

    Treatment 

     

    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.

    Treatment 

    _buv UV-protection stain 

  • LIGNO Block Q3  |  Roof component 

    Produktcode: LIGNO Block Q3_310-450_rg0_s0_z53_p26_a50g_625-12-4_WTL-i_gb_buv
    Installation top

     

    Whether the element is open or closed at the top is determined by the area of application. If, for example, the element is to be filled with fill on site as a storey ceiling or roof terrace (LIGNO Rippe Q3-x), its cavities are open at the top (feature _r0). To guide pipes at the top of the element, a cross grid (_r25, _r50) can be added to some superstructures. For roof superstructures, there is usually a flat closed finish _rg0 (LIGNO Block Q-x, LIGNO Block Q3-x or corresponding versions of LIGNO Akustik klassik).

    Installation top 

    _rg0 Closed, without cross grid 

    Statics

     

    The height of the load-bearing webs of the element is variable and determined according to static requirements from load and span. Within the framework of this configurator, the selection is limited to four height ranges. A more precise definition is made later during pre-dimensioning or verification with the LTB-x calculation programme. Bulk volume and/or necessary space for installations can also be decisive for the height.

    Statics 

    _310-450 Large span 

    Fire resistance

     

    If fire protection is required, an additional layer is added below the web area (for elements with strip profiles _z26, _z53, _z80, for elements with board profiles Akustik klassik _k50g). Their height determines the fire resistance duration of the cross-section from 30 to 90 minutes. The fire resistance must be statically verified. If there are no requirements, the standard versions _z0 or _k50l are to be selected.

    Fire resistance 

    _z53 REI 60 High fire resistance 

    Cavity

     

    Panel designs with slat profiles and additional layer can be configured with an additional cavity (_p26, _p53) below the additional layer for installation guides, fixtures or to improve sound absorption. Cables laid there then do not penetrate the fire-protection layer. If required, the cavity is filled with insulating material (_p26mw, _p26ha) to improve acoustic absorption. If no cavity is necessary, the characteristic _p0 is selected. 

    Cavity 

    _p26 26 mm Height 

    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 

    Profile

     

    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.

    Profile 

    _625-12-4 Slat profile 

    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-i Silver fir knotless, patterned 

    Structure

     

    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.

    Structure 

    _gb Brushed 

    Fire behaviour

     

    Few configurations can be configured with a flame-retardant surface. This may result in a modified element structure, greater thickness or the need for measures in the area of the substructure.

    Fire behaviour 

    _B-s2-d0 Fire retardant surface 

    Treatment

     

    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.

    Treatment 

    _buv UV-protection stain 

  • LIGNO Block Q3  |  Roof component 

    Produktcode: LIGNO Block Q3_230-290_rg0_s0_z53_p26_a50g_625-12-4_WTL-i_gb_buv
    Installation top 

     

    Whether the element is open or closed at the top is determined by the area of application. If, for example, the element is to be filled with fill on site as a storey ceiling or roof terrace (LIGNO Rippe Q3-x), its cavities are open at the top (feature _r0). To guide pipes at the top of the element, a cross grid (_r25, _r50) can be added to some superstructures. For roof superstructures, there is usually a flat closed finish _rg0 (LIGNO Block Q-x, LIGNO Block Q3-x or corresponding versions of LIGNO Akustik klassik).

    Installation top 

    _rg0 Closed, without cross grid 

    Statics 

     

    The height of the load-bearing webs of the element is variable and determined according to static requirements from load and span. Within the framework of this configurator, the selection is limited to four height ranges. A more precise definition is made later during pre-dimensioning or verification with the LTB-x calculation programme. Bulk volume and/or necessary space for installations can also be decisive for the height.

    Statics 

    _230-290 Medium span 

    Fire resistance 

     

    If fire protection is required, an additional layer is added below the web area (for elements with strip profiles _z26, _z53, _z80, for elements with board profiles Akustik klassik _k50g). Their height determines the fire resistance duration of the cross-section from 30 to 90 minutes. The fire resistance must be statically verified. If there are no requirements, the standard versions _z0 or _k50l are to be selected.

    Fire resistance 

    _z53 REI 60 High fire resistance 

    Cavity 

     

    Panel designs with strip profiles and additional layer can be configured with an additional cavity (_p26, _p53) below the additional layer for installation routing, fixtures or to improve sound absorption.Cables laid there then do not penetrate the fire-protective layer. If required, the cavity is filled with insulating material (_p26mw, _p26ha) to improve acoustic absorption. If no cavity is necessary, the characteristic _p0 is selected.

    Cavity 

    _p26 26 mm Height 

    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 

    Profile 

     

    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.

    Profile 

    _625-12-4 Slat profile 

    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-i Silver fir knotless, patterned 

    Structure 

     

    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.

    Structure 

    _gb Brushed 

    Fire behaviour 

     

    Few configurations can be configured with a flame-retardant surface. This may result in a modified element structure, greater thickness or the need for measures in the area of the substructure.

    Fire behaviour 

    _B-s2-d0 Fire retardant surface 

    Treatment 

     

    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.

    Treatment 

    _buv UV-protection stain 

  • LIGNO Block Q3  |  Roof component 

    Produktcode: LIGNO Block Q3_310-450_rg0_s0_z53_p0_a0_625-621-4_NSI_gh_b0
    Installation top 

     

    Whether the element is open or closed at the top is determined by the area of application. If, for example, the element is to be filled with fill on site as a storey ceiling or roof terrace (LIGNO Rippe Q3-x), its cavities are open at the top (feature _r0). To guide pipes at the top of the element, a cross grid (_r25, _r50) can be added to some superstructures. For roof superstructures, there is usually a flat closed finish _rg0 (LIGNO Block Q-x, LIGNO Block Q3-x or corresponding versions of LIGNO Akustik klassik).

    Installation top 

    _rg0 Closed, without cross grid 

    Statics 

     

    The height of the load-bearing webs of the element is variable and determined according to static requirements from load and span. Within the framework of this configurator, the selection is limited to four height ranges. A more precise definition is made later during pre-dimensioning or verification with the LTB-x calculation programme. Bulk volume and/or necessary space for installations can also be decisive for the height.

    Statics 

    _310-450 Large span 

    Fire resistance 

     

    If fire protection is required, an additional layer is added below the web area (for elements with strip profiles _z26, _z53, _z80, for elements with board profiles Akustik klassik _k50g). Their height determines the fire resistance duration of the cross-section from 30 to 90 minutes. The fire resistance must be statically verified. If there are no requirements, the standard versions _z0 or _k50l are to be selected.

    Fire resistance 

    _z53 REI 60 High fire resistance 

    Cavity 

     

    Panel designs with strip profiles and additional layer can be configured with an additional cavity (_p26, _p53) below the additional layer for installation routing, fixtures or to improve sound absorption.Cables laid there then do not penetrate the fire-protective layer. If required, the cavity is filled with insulating material (_p26mw, _p26ha) to improve acoustic absorption. If no cavity is necessary, the characteristic _p0 is selected.

    Cavity 

    _p0 No cavity 

    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 

    _a0 without absorber 

    Profile 

     

    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.

    Profile 

    _625-621-4 Closed surface 

    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 

    _NSI Industrial quality 

    Structure 

     

    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.

    Structure 

    _gh planed 

    Treatment 

     

    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.

    Treatment 

    _b0 untreated 

  • LIGNO Block Q3  |  Roof component 

    Produktcode: LIGNO Block Q3_310-450_rg0_s0_z53_p26_a50g_625-621-4_WTL-i_gb_buv
    Installation top 

     

    Whether the element is open or closed at the top is determined by the area of application. If, for example, the element is to be filled with fill on site as a storey ceiling or roof terrace (LIGNO Rippe Q3-x), its cavities are open at the top (feature _r0). To guide pipes at the top of the element, a cross grid (_r25, _r50) can be added to some superstructures. For roof superstructures, there is usually a flat closed finish _rg0 (LIGNO Block Q-x, LIGNO Block Q3-x or corresponding versions of LIGNO Akustik klassik).

    Installation top 

    _rg0 Closed, without cross grid 

    Statics 

     

    The height of the load-bearing webs of the element is variable and determined according to static requirements from load and span. Within the framework of this configurator, the selection is limited to four height ranges. A more precise definition is made later during pre-dimensioning or verification with the LTB-x calculation programme. Bulk volume and/or necessary space for installations can also be decisive for the height.

    Statics 

    _310-450 Large span 

    Fire resistance 

     

    If fire protection is required, an additional layer is added below the web area (for elements with strip profiles _z26, _z53, _z80, for elements with board profiles Akustik klassik _k50g). Their height determines the fire resistance duration of the cross-section from 30 to 90 minutes. The fire resistance must be statically verified. If there are no requirements, the standard versions _z0 or _k50l are to be selected.

    Fire resistance 

    _z53 REI 60 High fire resistance 

    Cavity 

     

    Panel designs with strip profiles and additional layer can be configured with an additional cavity (_p26, _p53) below the additional layer for installation routing, fixtures or to improve sound absorption.Cables laid there then do not penetrate the fire-protective layer. If required, the cavity is filled with insulating material (_p26mw, _p26ha) to improve acoustic absorption. If no cavity is necessary, the characteristic _p0 is selected.

    Cavity 

    _p26 26 mm Height 

    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 

    Profile 

     

    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.

    Profile 

    _625-621-4 Closed surface 

    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-i Silver fir knotless, patterned 

    Structure 

     

    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.

    Structure 

    _gb Brushed 

    Fire behaviour 

     

    If fire protection is required, an additional layer is added below the web area (for elements with strip profiles _z26, _z53, _z80, for elements with board profiles Akustik klassik _k50g). Their height determines the fire resistance duration of the cross-section from 30 to 90 minutes. The fire resistance must be statically verified. If there are no requirements, the standard versions _z0 or _k50l are to be selected.

    Fire behaviour 

    _B-s2-d0 Fire retardant surface 

    Treatment 

     

    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.

    Treatment 

    _buv UV-protection stain 

  • LIGNO Rippe Q3  |  Ceiling component 

    Produktcode: LIGNO Rippe Q3_230-290_r0_s0_z53_p0_a0_625-621-4_NSI_gb_b0
    Installation top 

     

    Whether the element is open or closed at the top is determined by the area of application. If, for example, the element is to be filled with fill on site as a storey ceiling or roof terrace (LIGNO Rippe Q3-x), its cavities are open at the top (feature _r0). To guide pipes at the top of the element, a cross grid (_r25, _r50) can be added to some superstructures. For roof superstructures, there is usually a flat closed finish _rg0 (LIGNO Block Q-x, LIGNO Block Q3-x or corresponding versions of LIGNO Akustik klassik).

    Installation top 

    _r0 Open, without cross grid 

    Statics 

     

    The height of the load-bearing webs of the element is variable and determined according to static requirements from load and span. Within the framework of this configurator, the selection is limited to four height ranges. A more precise definition is made later during pre-dimensioning or verification with the LTB-x calculation programme. Bulk volume and/or necessary space for installations can also be decisive for the height.

    Statics 

    _230-290 Medium span 

    Fire resistance 

     

    If fire protection is required, an additional layer is added below the web area (for elements with strip profiles _z26, _z53, _z80, for elements with board profiles Akustik klassik _k50g). Their height determines the fire resistance duration of the cross-section from 30 to 90 minutes. The fire resistance must be statically verified. If there are no requirements, the standard versions _z0 or _k50l are to be selected.

    Fire resistance 

    _z53 REI 60 High fire resistance 

    Cavity 

     

    Panel designs with strip profiles and additional layer can be configured with an additional cavity (_p26, _p53) below the additional layer for installation routing, fixtures or to improve sound absorption.Cables laid there then do not penetrate the fire-protective layer. If required, the cavity is filled with insulating material (_p26mw, _p26ha) to improve acoustic absorption. If no cavity is necessary, the characteristic _p0 is selected.

    Cavity 

    _p0 No cavity 

    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 

    _a0 without absorber 

    Profile 

     

    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.

    Profile 

    _625-621-4 Closed surface 

    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 

    _NSI Industrial quality 

    Structure 

     

    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.

    Structure 

    _gb Brushed 

    Treatment 

     

    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.

    Treatment 

    _b0 untreated 

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Project participants 

  • Gemeinde FR-Limeil-Brévannes

    Client
  • r2k architectes

    Architect

    163 Cours Berriat
    FR - 38000 Grenoble
     

    www.r2k-architecte.com

  • Holzbau Amann GmbH

    Execution

    Albtalstraße 1
    79809 Weilheim

    www.holzbau-amann.de

  • Fotografie Uwe Röder

    Photographer

    Murgtalstraße 44
    76476 Bischweier

     

    www.fotografie-roeder.de

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