The facade thermal insulation composite system

Frei­herr-vom-Stein highschool Munster

The new high school in the district Gievenbeck presented, by both the architectural integration into the environment as well as the required pedagogical approach, high demands on the participants, while, as with many public buildings, special attention was also paid to energy efficiency.

The Challenge

The creation of a facade thermal insulation system should meet the highest architectural standards, while ensuring maximum energy efficiency. Additional focus was needed due to the demanding and unique detailed drawings that were involved.

The Solution

EIFS (exterior insulation finishing system) / thermal skin facades are now the most popular applications in the insulation of new and/or existing buildings. They are often the most economical solution and allow an individual architectural design flexibility. The relating of a multitude of insulation systems to system manufacturers today is varied and designed by its system architecture and its components in a variety of applications. The large choice can easily lead to confusion. In order to know which system is the best, supportive counseling is required by a specialist, such as the Hetzel + Sponheuer GmbH & Co. KG, or by an architect. Due to our diverse experience with the implementation of such facade systems, we are able to advise customers properly and work together to find optimal solutions. 

facade detail

facade view

The special demands on the facade of the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium resulted from the clear, strict building architecture, but appropriate design details and connection solutions also contribute to the facade’s expression. In addition to technical solutions for pressure-and impact-resistant surfaces, there existed, from the start, a challenge relative to the execution and scheduling. 

The use of a specially trained and experienced craftsmen team enabled the realization of a facade with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness. In close cooperation with the material manufacturer and through intensive consultation with the client, the most difficult transitions and connections were permanently resolved.

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  • Color scheme 
    (Consulting, implementation)
  • Facade systems
    EIFS Thermal Insulation Composite System
  • Connection Systems
  • Fastening Systems



  • Astrid Theisen