Architectural monument Löwen

About the object

The history of the Löwen Inn dates back to the 16th century. Over the centuries, the stately house in Rot, Baden-Württemberg, was repeatedly changed and extended.

Today, as part of the former Premonstratensian Abbey of Mönchsroth, the building is an architectural monument of national rank. Now it was to be converted according to the original main concept from 1695: Seven flexibly usable residential units and a medical practice on 4 floors.

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The task: Bright and comfortable living space in the 2nd attic floor.

Despite the historical building fabric, the rooms were to meet the most modern standards: high quality, barrier-free and taking ecological aspects into account. Of course, the entire conversion had to be carried out in accordance with the preservation order.

In addition to the installation of a lift, the new roof extension was a particular challenge. While existing dormers provided daylight in the attic 1, only skylights were possible in the attic above – and that under strict monument protection regulations.

The solution: customised skylights with sun protection slats suitable for listed buildings.

Those responsible at JaKo Baudenkmalpflege decided to work with Baier. In the metal construction experts, the restoration specialists found an ideal partner.

The medium-sized family business is characterised not only by great know-how in the field of roof windows and structural sun protection, but also by a high degree of architectural understanding and creativity in the development of object-specific solutions. For the roof renovation of the historic inn, Baier was able to combine its core competencies, which the company has already proven in numerous reference projects. In addition, the high qualitative standards of both companies matched.

Baier supplied and installed a total of ten customised skylights including rigid sun protection louvres. The wooden roof windows have a metal cladding in RAL 8002 signal brown on the outside. In terms of colour, it matches the historic beaver roof covering well. The installation frame was lowered and thus also adapted to the historic roofing.

© JaKo Denkmalpflege GmbH

© JaKo Denkmalpflege GmbH

Modern sun protection for historical view

Baier supplemented the skylights with additional shading with 8 rigid Z-slats made of folded sheet metal – also in the colour RAL 8002. The sun protection has two functions at once:

  • Thanks to the colour-matched lamellas, the skylights blend in with the roof covering. In this way, it was possible to enhance the interior rooms behind with a lot of daylight despite the requirements of the heritage protection authority.
  • At the same time, the external sun protection prevents the attic flats from heating up when the sun is high in the sky and thus energy-intensive cooling. The low winter sun, on the other hand, enters the rooms and supports heating in the cold season as a passive heat source.

Excellent intuition instead of hands off

Many people leave the renovation or conversion of a listed building to their own devices – and thus often waste great opportunities. Thanks to Baier’s well-thought-out building components, the monument conservators were able to realise high-quality living space in the top floor of the former Löwen inn – bright, modern and energy-conscious. This also convinced the jury of the Rudolf Müller Renovation Prize. They awarded the property the 2019 prize in the building preservation category.

The decision-makers at JaKo Baudenkmalpflege were also convinced by the success and have realised further monument conservation projects together with Baier. If you would also like to start a successful cooperation with Baier, please contact us. We will be happy to advise you.

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