New construction of the Wittekindshof special school in Bad Oeynhausen

A building must be geared to the needs of its users and not the users to the limits that the building sets for them. This guiding principle is exemplary for the new building of the Wittekindshof special school in Bad Oeynhausen. With the help of LCN building control technology, an exemplary model was created here in terms of the combination of individual requirements, comfort and energy efficiency. A building as individual as possible, yet as efficient as necessary.
All 15 classrooms and group rooms of the new school were designed and equipped differently and can be individually adapted to the current needs of the respective learning group. To ensure efficient and effective use of the building, a total of 347 LCN bus modules were installed in the school building with its 209 rooms. Push-buttons can be used to control lighting and shading in all rooms as required. In addition, built-in sensors ensure convenient and energy-efficient use. Occupancy detection and lighting control was implemented in all rooms using LCN-BMI and LCN-GBL motion detectors. In rooms with outdoor lighting, lighting control is light-dependent thanks to the LCN-LSH and LCN-GBL light sensors. With switched lighting, such as in corridors or stairwells, a threshold value is used to enable lighting control. In the classrooms and workshops, operating and standby switching is provided by key-operated switches. This applies to room functions such as lighting and sockets. This ensures that only as many consumers are switched on as are needed in the specific room. Energy efficiency and safety under optimum comfort conditions.

LCN functions:

  • Lighting control and shading completely implemented with LCN
  • Intelligent combination of lighting and sockets
  • Operation via LCN glass switch and visualisation software LCN-GVS
  • LCN sensors for temperature, light and presence
  • A total of 347 LCN-Bus modules are currently in use