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High school kirschgarten

Wooden panels as a second skin

The new canteen Kirschgarten had to be completely reversible – be­cause it borders on a listed building. The architects therefore used the structures of a recreation hall and laid white-grey painted wooden panels over the exposed concrete supporting structure. Like a second skin, they stretch across the floor, walls and ceiling, creating an impressive “room-in-a-room” that opens up to the schoolyard via a filigree glass ­facade.

Configuration overview 

Components used 

  • LIGNO® Acoustic light  |  Ceiling & wall cladding

    Product code: LIGNO® Acoustic light 3S_33_a70g_625-12-4_WTS_gb_bl-t
    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 

    _WTS Silver fir knotless, plain 



    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.


    _bl-t Lacquer transparent 

    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 

    _a70g 70 % Absorber 



Project participants 

  • HHF architects


    Allschwilerstrasse 71 A
    CH - 4055 Basel

  • Stamm Bau AG


    Aliothstrasse 63
    CH - 4144 Arlesheim

  • Tom Bisig


    Jacob Burckhardt-Straße 28
    CH - 4052 Basel

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