Status: 21.09.2023, 18:00 p.m.
By: Veronika Vogel
A time capsule was sunk during the laying of the foundation stone. The capsule contains important documents, including an issue of the local newspaper. Also present (front, from left): architect Markus Heilmaier and mayor Max Kressirer as well as (back, from left) Pastor Norbert Joschko and Rector Susanne-Eva Techant. © Vroni Bird
With a ceremonial laying of the foundation stone, the symbolic foundation for the extension of the west wing at the primary and secondary school Finsing was created.
Finsing – The construction project is to be completed in two years, with a "tight schedule" to be managed, as Mayor Max Kressirer (WGE) emphasized in his speech.
The head of the Finsing community also provided information on the costs. The extension is expected to cost around twelve million euros, with "considerable subsidies" of around eight million euros to be expected. In order to receive these state funds, a sophisticated spatial concept was required, according to Kressirer.
Architect Markus Heilmaier, who has been planning extensions to the Finsinger School for well over 25 years, whose number of pupils has now doubled from 300 to 600 children and young people, led the guests of honour "mentally" through the planned new building. Integrated into the surrounding landscape, a spacious, bright canteen is to be built in the basement in split-level construction. The second school kitchen will also be established there. Further classrooms and specialist rooms are to be placed on the two upper floors. In total, the extension will add a usable area of 2250 square meters.
Yesterday morning, numerous guests took part in the symbolic laying of the foundation stone for the extension of the west wing at the primary and secondary school in Finsing. © Vroni Bird
Heilmaier also referred to the landscape planning, which is being designed by Lex-Kerfers. By creating more indoor and outdoor spaces, new qualities would be added to the school. Heilmaier recalled that the day of the laying of the foundation stone was also World Children's Day, which was held under the motto "Every child needs a future". In Finsing, a lot has been done to give the children a future. This also includes a good past, said the architect, who thanked all those involved for the great trust they had placed in him in view of the decades of cooperation.
"Our school is growing and growing," said Principal Susanne-Eva Techant in her welcoming address. This can be seen not only in the number of pupils, but also in the teaching staff of over 50 people. The expansion would set the course for a "beautiful, contemporary school time".
The headmistress referred to the spatial requirements for vivid and motivating teaching. School management and teachers were involved in the pedagogical concept at a very early stage, which met with great approval. As more and more students stay for lunch, the canteen and the second school kitchen are very important. Above all, Techant thanked for the forward-looking planning.
All those involved in the major project were wished luck and an accident-free time on the construction site. The site manager is Bernhard Stilling, who carried out the symbolic laying of the foundation stone together with Mayor Kressirer, architect Heilmaier, Pastor Joschko and headmistress Techant. Important documents were also walled up in a time capsule, including construction plans and an issue of the Erdinger/Dorfener Anzeiger.
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The musical accompaniment was provided by the school children, who performed songs together with a lot of vocal power, accompanied on the piano by Vice Principal Christina Lehmer.