Commodity Trading Georg Lesch Office and factory buildings
The architectural jewel between motorway, harbour basin and faceless storage buildings is the new office and factory building of the company Georg Lesch Rohstoffhandel. With its steel façade, it is a natural reference to the business field of the long-established family enterprise - the trade and processing of scrap metal.
The façade panels made of robust, 3 mm thick, naturally rusting Wort steel sheet are divided into different panel sizes for a differentiated façade appearance.
In two different versions, the steel plates cover the 20 x 25 metre reinforced concrete cuboid; as flat panels and as perforated elements, in finely balanced façade design between glass and Corten steel elements.
The ornamental joints act like the marked outlines of the glass elements. They are backed with linseed oil embedded sheet steel to partially slow down the rusting process. With the perforated Corten steel sheets, you only notice at second glance that four small teeth protrude into the circular cut-out. The shape is inspired by the steel scrap collected in the adjacent hall: Punching scraps from the production of electric coils with a wide variety of geometric-ornamental shapes. The architects developed several variants and facade studies, initially an almost oriental-looking structure. But in the end they decided on a geometric motif that corresponds to the grid of the façade.
Material: Corten Steel
Category: Facades, Metal roofing
BDA Preis Bayern 2016
|Service||Development, Production, Assembly|
|Architect||Schlicht Lamprecht Architekten, Schweinfurt|
|Client||Georg Lesch e.K., Schweinfurt|
|Project manager||Frank Schwab|