Rheinvorlandspeicher

Ruukki delivered 3,000 m2 of the weather-resistant construction steel in the form of ready-to-install rainscreen panels.

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  • Main Contractor: Baumann Dach + Wand Architectural Designer:
  • Architects Schmucker und Partner
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Built in 1957, the so called “Rheinvorlandspeicher” in the Port of Mannheim has been empty for around 20 years.

In mid-2013 the abandoned 7-storey building saw its renaissance as a form of hotel and chic boutiques, haute cuisine as well as office premises.

Ruukki delivered 3,000 m2 of the weather-resistant construction steel in the form of ready-to-install rainscreen panels – Ruukki Design Cor-Ten® S7.

 "The new facade reflects the changing requirements while emphasising the identity of the building as an industrial monument. Cor-Ten does not align with the style of neighbouring buildings, but all the more with the surrounding utilisation: no other material could be more cost effective or better suited for ports and harbours." Chief architect Peter Schmucker, Architects Schmucker und Partner, Germany