Nysterbach primary school

Nysterbach primary school

Nysterbach primary school

Nysterbach primary school

Nysterbach primary school

Nysterbach primary school
in Lövenich

In Lövenich, the Nysterbach primary school was rebuilt and extended using wooden modules. The addition of five DERIX wooden modules to the former caretaker’s flat extends the Nysterbach primary school by two group rooms and a quiet room for the benefit of all-day operation. The new rooms on the first floor are accessed by an interior staircase.

Nysterbach primary school
at a glance

building extension

The raised first floor is founded on a steel girder grid on the floor slab of the existing building. The extending construction was made of approx. 75 % factory prefabricated timber modules consisting of X-LAM and glulam elements. The extension of the primary school in Lövenich included the installation of windows and facade bands as well as electrical, heating and ventilation installations. The modules, which were protected from the weather for transport, were placed on site. In the process, the joint areas between the modules, the floor structure and the red pre-commissioned facade panels were completed on site.

Building project Conversion and extension of the open all-day school (OGS) in Lövenich, Nysterbach Primary School Dingsbuchenweg 9, 41812 Erkelenz Lövenich
Construction Extension with wooden modules
Construction time August 2018 to September 2018 (4 weeks construction time, 3 weeks prefabrication)
Volume of the wooden components 66 m3
Stored CO2 in the construction 50 tCO2
Avoided CO2 in the construction 60 tCO2
Regrowth speed in german forests 2 minutes
Building owner City of Erkelenz
Owner City of Erkelenz
Planning and construction management Hochbauamt Stadt Erkelenz, Johannismarkt 17, 41812 Erkelenz
Engineering office wood construction DERIX-Group
Manufacture, delivery and assembly of the wooden elements DERIX-Group

Wood modules
in exposed wood

The wall and ceiling surfaces are finished in exposed wood quality with colourless paint. The group rooms as well as the corridor and quiet room have multi-part, two-coloured aluminium windows with skylights and external venetian blinds. Heat distribution in the building is via wall radiators under the windows, which are operated by a central gas heating system. Each wood module has its own electrical sub-distribution. Furthermore, the rooms are equipped with linoleum floors.


Wooden module construction

Our timber modular construction method opens up a new dimension for fast and sustainable building: we prefabricate entire room cells from timber in the factory, which are then assembled on site. From planning to production to the turnkey building – get to know DERIX modular construction.

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