When Maurer Veranstaltungstechnik decided to relocate from Dornstadt to Dietingen, the company wanted to make sure that its new premises would be built according to the rules of sustainable construction. From the outside, the new warehouse and adjacent office block look somewhat grey. At the inside however, timber is the dominating feature, emphasising the company’s commitment to sustainability. Apart from glulam, the architects used BauBuche, especially for the load-bearing construction elements.
|Proprietor||Maurer Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH|
|Location||89134 Blaustein (Germany)|
|Architects||Rapp Architekten Ulm|
|Support structure design||müllerblaustein Ingenieure GmbH|
|Timber construction||müllerblaustein HolzBauWerke|
|Material||5934 m³ Beam BauBuche GL70|
|Construction||April – December 2015|
|Photographer||Conné van d’Grachten|
The two-storey office building extends over 500 m². While most of the construction elements are in glulam, the beams and supports are made from BauBuche.
In addition to the more attractive finish, this approach also enabled the architects to come up with elegant solutions to a few design and static strength problems. The ventilation shafts for instance are suspended below the solid timber ceiling. This meant that the cross-sections of the timber construction had to be reduced at certain points. Given the high strength of BauBuche, this could be done easily.
The directors of müllerblaustein are delighted with their project. Thanks to the BauBuche construction, it is even possible to add another floor to the administrative building. This is an option that the proprietors will need to keep in mind, as Maurer Veranstaltungstechnik is currently expanding its business. The narrow cross-sections of the BauBuche elements free up extra space, and the look of the material allows for attractive combinations with other timbers.