The Aalen planning oﬃce‘s design came out on top in the design competition, and Bernd Liebel, a former pupil of the Kopernikus-Gymnasium, was handed the planning contract for the extension. The project was awarded numerous architectural prizes including in July 2017 the Hugo Häring Prize. The extension, in which the individual storeys are staggered on the slope and slightly displaced to one another, harmoniously complements the existing building. The new building blends into the neighbouring small-scale residential development. The new specialist class wing is ﬂooded with light through the glass facade and the skylight glazing of the fecowand system partition walls. The result is a bright, modern place to learn and stay.