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Cologne International School

Sustainability is the key.

Plenty of space for future-oriented learning and playing environments.

A new school campus with 12,900 square meters of gross floor area for around 600 students has been built in the Butzweilerhof district of Cologne for the Cologne International School (CIS). Bilingual kindergarten and elementary school are available there, the international school and a boarding school with 20 beds complete the learning offer.

Sustainable: 80 percent renewable energy.

The three-story building offers flexible learning and play environments, a gymnasium, modern subject environments for science, music and art, as well as an open refectory and auditorium with library. Sustainability is key: A photovoltaic system on the roof covers 80 percent of the required energy and saves 30 tons of CO2 per year.

Open in thinking. Open in learning.

The students' wishes for meeting spaces and outdoor areas close to nature, for example, were incorporated into the planning at an early stage. Accordingly, the new building has bright and friendly learning landscapes as well as a spacious integrated auditorium with seating stairs and an open cafeteria. The campus also includes a newly created school forest, an outdoor nature learning room, and nature-oriented play and sports facilities.

A sustainable campus takes shape

The realization in fast motion.

We had simply outgrown the old location in terms of student numbers and concept. We are very happy that with Vollack at Butzweilerhof we were able to realize a holistic spatial concept in which learners and teachers enjoy spending time and with which they can fully identify.

Katharina Kren,
Managing Director of the Cologne International School

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