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Educational park "BFZ Essen"

Conversion and refurbishment of the “Berufsförderungszentrum” in Essen

  • Design:PLAN FORWARD GmbH
  • GFA|Gr.Vol:17,903 m² | 57,965 m³
  • Services:AHO project stage 1 - 5, scope A - D, HOAI § 33, LPH 1 - 4, 5 - 8
  • Period:2006 – 2010
  • Costs:12.4 million euro (net, CG 300-400)
  • Client:GVE Grundstücksverwaltung City of Essen GmbH

Project description

The new "Bildungspark Essen" has established itself as a central institution for educational and vocational training in the middle of the Ruhr region. 

After taking over the building ensemble in the northern inner city area, the two WOLFF GRUPPE-subsidiaries W+P and PLAN FORWARD developed a concept for the conversion and refurbishment of the "Berufsförderungszentrum (BFZ) Essen", for the integration of the "Berufskolleg Holsterhausen" and for the construction of a gym.

After intensive site analysis, the vacated areas (buildings H1, H2, H2b, H3) of the BFZ were used to integrate the "Holsterhausen Berufskolleg". In addition, a new gym was built on the site. Close attention was paid to complying with the applicable regulations for school buildings.