BTZ Trier

Vocational training and technology center in Trier

The Handwerkskammer [Chamber of Skilled Crafts] Trier is planning a new building for an innovative and future-oriented vocational training and technology center (BTZ) on the existing grounds between Ohm and Auer-von-Welsbacherstrasse in Trier. The existing administrative area as well as the building of the German welders association will be retained while the rest of the existing units are to be restored.

The BTZ is, with nearly 40 million euros in eligible costs, the biggest building project the Chamber of Skilled Crafts has undertaken since its inception in 1900. Apprentices, master students as well as train-ees will to be assisted in their training and continued professional development there as early as the spring of 2019

The three-story building has an L-shaped floor plan. Workshops, classrooms, conference and training rooms with sizes between 100m² and 320m² are to be housed on the nearly 9700m² of floor space. In addition, a cafeteria with about 350m² is in the planning for the building. The new building is to be constructed as a reinforced concrete skeletal framework with column supports at certain points of the flat ceilings. The building is braced with reinforced concrete wall panels. Proof for the reinforcement was provided by means of a 3D-reinforcement model. The special structure roof over the cafeteria, with a span of 14m plus, can be used for training purposes. A multi-purpose room is available under the roof of the training rooms; it can be sectioned into two areas with a mobile dividing wall. The exterior walls of the entire building complex feature a curtain clinker facade.

The BTZ is the first educational facility in Germany built by the HWK to “Passivhaus” standards [passive house = voluntary rigorous standard for energy efficiency]. This necessitates largescale ventilation cross-sections as well as complex building systems.

Performances

  • Structural engineering: Service phases 1 to 6 HOAI
  • Engineering inspections
Michel + Wolf Architekten
Michel + Wolf Architekten
Michel + Wolf Architekten
Michel + Wolf Architekten
Michel + Wolf Architekten
Michel + Wolf Architekten