New skin for Endner furniture store
Three-dimensional facade for an inspiring visual
The facade of Endner furniture store in Leingarten, Germany became dated and old-fashioned and the decision was taken to renovate but without interrupting the ongoing business.
The remit for the new modern skin was to express living comfort and to represent the exclusive range of branded products within.
The final decision for the facade material was made after several concept proposals were presented:
Consideration was given to corten steel and copper however, the façade constructor, Reinhardt GmbH located in Bad Rappenau, recommended Novelis surface finished aluminum for the facade. They proposed to combine 550m² of ff2® pre-painted aluminum in cooper colour with 900m² coil-anodised SSL® Aluminum in stainless steel look. Despite cost restrictions, the colour durability of the weather resistant Novelis PVdF coated surface was key in the material selection.
Creating an extraordinary facade
The coil-coated ff2® cassettes in 2mm thickness were three-dimensionally shaped and joined by a clip fixing system. The differently shaped cassettes depths make the façade shine in many harmonious copper tones due to the varying incident angles. Even after the renovation, the large windows which were integrated into the façade design, would illuminate the show room spectacularly. The architect was able to meet this requirement by incorporating perforated cassettes made from Novelis SSL to cover the windows. This brilliant idea results in a unique and dynamic facade.
A challenging construction
The windows and doors presented further challenges during the renovation. These were still in good technical condition but the design would not have matched with the modernised façade. To change these would have lead to additional costs.
The facade builders came up with a simple but efficient solution:
They used Novelis SSL®, aluminum in stainless steel look, for the production of door and window reveals, cut, mitred and glued these to the lining of the old components. This approach was very time and cost-efficient, furthermore, ideal to meet the request of a uniform modern design.
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