Peiting: Hebauf for the eight-million-euro kindergarten
Created: 06/27/2022, 02:00 p.m
By: Christopher Peters
Wet affair: High up on the roof, the carpenters said the traditional topping-out at Hebauf, bravely defying the rain that fell from the sky.
© Hans-Helmut Herold
It is currently the most important construction project in the municipality of Peiting and the largest in its history: we are talking about the new seven-group kindergarten that is currently being built on Jägerstraße.
Hebauf was celebrated last Friday.
Peiting – It rumbled, the rain fell in thick drops from the sky, but Kai Stärk didn't let it bother him.
The carpenter bravely stood high up on the roof of the building shell in his handicraft uniform with his colleague Adrian Vetter and read the traditional topping-out speech to the assembled guests at the Hebauf celebration.
The building of the new kindergarten, which looks like a boomerang from above, is progressive and yet down-to-earth, praised Stärk, thanked the client and architect politely, before he finally emptied his wine glass in one go and threw it down with a bang, where it broke.
The shards are said to bring good luck, and good luck can still be used on the construction site.
Actually, Mayor Peter Ostenrieder reminded us, the building should have been occupied in July.
At least that's what the original schedule had planned.
But as is well known, it has long been obsolete.
Unfortunately, Ostenrieder regretted that they fell right into the middle of the pandemic period, and although all the companies involved had made their best efforts, they were powerless against the shortage of materials and delays in delivery.
Therefore, nobody could do anything about the fact that the completion will take until spring next year, emphasized the head of the town hall.
Even if the children who are to move into the seven-group kindergarten "are already here".
Significantly exceeded original budget
Market master builder Fabian Kreitl also spoke of "major challenges" and, like the mayor, thanked everyone involved for their commitment.
The new building will probably cost 8.2 million euros in the end, but the sum is always well invested for the 175 children who will find space in the new facility.
A few weeks ago, the mayor and market master builder announced in a conversation with the local newspaper that the original budget of 6.9 million euros would be significantly exceeded due to the rapidly increasing construction costs.
Architect Franz-Xaver Lutz from the Schongau office Baldauf-Prill-Lutz was able to confirm that the past few months have also been difficult for the planners.
Some things, such as the planned outdoor slide from the upper floor into the garden, fell victim to the cutbacks.
But the well-being of the children does not depend on this, "we have always made sure that we save where it doesn't hurt." The result is a coherent concept.
Architects lead through the building
The invited guests were also able to see this for themselves during a tour of the building with the architect. They included company representatives and administrative staff, municipal councilors and three educators.
The large light-flooded foyer with canteen, the group rooms with their own sanitary areas and those on the upper floor with attached roof terraces: all of this earned many appreciative looks, even if a lot of imagination was required given the bare walls and bare concrete elements.
"In the Middle Ages, the Hebauf was synonymous with the end of the construction period, so you can see what has been added over the centuries," said Ostenrieder, referring to the interior fittings that were still missing.
The Schongau architects Franz-Xaver Lutz (left) and Thomas Baldauf provided information on the status of the work during a tour of the building.
© Hans-Helmut Herold
So there is still a lot to do on Peiting's largest construction site, and that also applies to the outdoor facilities.
The next step is to build the new footpath that leads from the main entrance to the parking lot at the ice stadium, announced landscape architect Martin Karl.
The construction fences are already in place, only the right dry weather is still missing.
But that will come at some point in the summer.
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