In February 2024, it’s time again in Stuttgart: The SCHULBAU trade fair will present numerous school construction manufacturers and an exciting program of speakers on 28 and 29 February in the Carl Benz Arena. Architects and associations will come together to exchange ideas and learn about new innovations. In panel discussions and specialist presentations, architects and specialist planners, school administrators, representatives of authorities and institutions, investors and building contractors will exchange views on forward-looking topics. All discussions and presentations will focus on innovative trends and requirements for energy-conscious management and construction.
Stuttgart had a total of 74,408 pupils at 159 schools in the 2021/2022 school year. The state capital offers a diverse range of school types in both public and private sponsorship. These are constantly changing: Werkrealschulen have been closed and the new type of school, the Gemeinschaftsschule, is being introduced. There were more than 168 properties at the end of 2021. Five new schools were built and opened in 2021. School construction and renovation projects in Baden-Württemberg received a total of more than 206 million euros in funding in 2021 and 208 million euros in 2022. Stuttgart received more than 90 million euros of this in 2021 for 86 applications considered and 77,950 million euros in 2022 for 73 applications considered. All-day facilities were expanded.
The city is planning new buildings and investing in the renovation of schools with a view to protecting listed buildings. Criticism from school principals is directed at the refurbishment backlog and the backlog in digitalization at Stuttgart schools. This is where the school construction family needs to get to work.
The NeckarPark education building, which is due to be completed by 2025, is the largest single construction project at around 93 million euros and includes an all-day school, a two-field sports hall, a daycare center and an adult education center.
The listed Altenburg School at the Reiterhofkaserne site in Bad Cannstatt is also to be renovated and restructured by 2025. An investment of 35 million euros is planned for this.
SCHULBAU Messe 2024 in Stuttgart will highlight further focal points and plans for new buildings, sustainability, renovations and all-day schools and build bridges between decision-makers, architects, planners and building contractors.