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High school kirschgarten

Wooden panels as a second skin

Das Sichtbeton-Tragwerk der Mensa verkleideten die Architekten komplett mit weiß und grau lackierten Holzpaneelen made of LIGNO®, welche einen reizvollen Kontrast zum dunklen Holzton der Tische und Stühle bilden.
Die verschieden hoch angeordneten Akustikpaneele von Lignotrend in Weiß und Grau schaffen eine dreidimensionale, futuristisch anmutende Raumerfahrung.
Die dynamisch angeordneten Akustikpaneele haben teilweise ein akustisch wirksames Leistenprofil, was auch bei viel Umtrieb in der Mensa eine gute Raumatmosphäre garantiert.
Der minimalistisch eingerichtete Raum wird dominiert durch das dreidimensionale Wandbild und die lange Fensterfront, welche eine Verbindung zur Umgebung darstellt.
Die lange Fensterfront der Mensa dient als Verbindung zwischen Innen und Außen und lädt dazu ein, das dynamische Innere zu erkunden.

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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