In March 2014, the Sparkassen academy Stuttgart opened after two and a half year of construction period. The 85 million euro construction houses 20 seminar rooms, 148 guest rooms, two restaurants, a conference hall for about 600 attendees and a daycare center for children of attendees. The academy is the education centre of the Sparkassen financial group in the Baden-Würtemberg region. There are other Sparkassen academies in Germany where employees can get an advanced training. The academy in Stuttgart was built with the focus on the comfort for visitors. Therefore a daycare facility for children was built which makes it easier for parents to take part in an advanced training. In addition to the focus on comfort, it was important for the construction management to ensure easy access of the academy by public transport. The yearly 30,000 attendees are encouraged to use them.
Lindner was comissioned with large parts of the dry construction works in the Sparkassen Academy. A highlight is the binary clock on a Lindner plasterboard wall in the entrance hall – it is one of the largest in Europe. An interaction of colour rays consisting of Plexiglas and LEDs on a mural painting gives the exact time.
For the office areas, Lindner has delivered doors with a special HPL coating in the colours of the Sparkasse corporat identity: red and white. The doors are fitted into Lindner Glass Partitions. This diverse building complex has many different demands on its flooring. Lindner supplied and installed the right solution for every specific requirement, from functionality to economic efficiency.