- Main Contractor: Baumann Dach + Wand Architectural Designer:
- Architects Schmucker und Partner
Built in 1957, the so called “Rheinvorlandspeicher” in the Port of Mannheim has been empty for around 20 years.
By mid-2013 abandoned 7-storey building will see its renaissance as a form of hotel and chic boutiques, architect’s plan includes also haute cuisine as well as office premises.
Ruukki is delivering 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 façade should reflect 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