Congress Centre Würzburg CCW – a location with a future
The new façade facing the River Main was designed in glass and metal, it is open and inviting. On the overhanging upper floor, the entire façade was also made of glass. If necessary, it should be possible to close it with large folding sliding shutters.
For this, they needed an experienced manufacturer who would also dare to tackle unusual projects. Sought – found: Baier GmbH was given the task of testing, building and installing folding sliding shutters over 5 m high. Perforated sheeting, the steel construction and the drives, everything was and is designed for maximum performance. Baier built a model that stood up to the demanding requirements. These are Baier’s strengths, so they were sure, special constructions with large dimensions, enormous loads and weights, Baier can build!
Multifaceted room lighting design with perforated sheeting
The prototype was hardly out of the machining shop when production of the sliding folding shutters was already underway. “These were the first folding shutters on this scale,” says Johannes Baier. A new drive had to be specially developed that could move the weight evenly and accurately. The steel fittings and frames were also planned and built as special constructions. Hangings made of perforated sheeting with small squares cut out in irregular order give the façade a modern, linear design.
The CCW with a revitalised façade
Depending on the position of the sun, this creates new looks for the Congress Centre Würzburg. A fascinating variety in high-quality, modern design. Thus, no matter from which side you look at it, from the inside or from the outside, in addition to the interesting views, the advantages of modern and optimised sun protection have been created.
Perfect in form: A masterpiece by Baier
If you look at the completed façade today in comparison to the first drafts and visualisations, you can say that the wishes of the city planners and the client, the city of Würzburg, have been fulfilled. The implementation of the objectives by Blocher Blocher Partners has been successful. And Baier was able to make its contribution to the success. A complete success.