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In 2012, the works for the new Secondary School Sandgruben had been started, and with them the largest school construction project in the Swiss canton Basel-City of the last 40 years. The new facility offers a progressive teaching environment with 15,000 sqm of space on four floors. A kindergarten has also been established in this compound. Combined, the school facilities will house about 570 pupils in 27 classes and 80 teachers. This educational establishment breaks from traditional class concepts by introducing groups with mixed-aged children that are taught in a selection of different room concepts. These include so-called input rooms, which can be best compared to regular classrooms and are used for focussed transfer of knowledge, while group rooms and learning ateliers (large open-plan rooms) are used for focussed work in groups or as an individual. The thought behind this concept is to emphasize individual work of pupils in early ages and to move their perception of the school from a set class to the school as a whole.
The branch office of Lindner AG in the Swiss town of Opfikon had been part of the interior fit-out of the school. The contract was for the production and installation of glass partitions type Lindner Life 125. These systems make a compound with integrated glass doors, which then makes for maximium transparency in this environment. In case visual separation is desired, integrated blinds can be used for its creation. The fire protection requirements have been met by partly executing these systems as fire protection glazings acc. to EI/F 30 or EI/F 60, respectively.