The unique roof construction in the new dining hall, nestled into the surrounding scenery, is the centrepiece of the regional college in Schwäbisch Gmünd. The new building is a multifunctional hall that is used for dining during the day and for events in the evening. The design team from Liebel/Architecten was able to create a versatile space with a compact and functional solution.
The building is placed in a sort of "hollow," one level below adjacent access to floor areas. Visitors see a floating roof, which is perfectly integrated into the landscape. The roof not only fulfils design aspects, but also several other functions. The exceptional roof construction was made possible by using Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) Q-panels and S-beams.