New building in Bühl

About the object

Originally, the project was to renovate an aging building in Bühl. After the purchase of the building by the Knopf GmbH group of companies, it soon became clear that renovation was no longer possible. So the decision was made to build a new building.

This new residential and commercial building was to blend naturally into the surroundings and atmosphere of Bühl’s town centre. Framed by the brook and the historically beautiful surroundings in an idyllic location. In the end, it became a play of colours and an eye-catcher. The entire building was completed in less than a year.







Building owner

Knopf GmbH



Regional in every respect

Baier GmbH was commissioned with the execution of the entire façade, the sliding folding shutters on the upper floor and the windows. It was to be something special, regional materials and yet in no way “old-fashioned”.

Fixed wooden slats made of silver fir were planned for the exterior façade. A company in Baiersbronn manufactured these from local wood. This was one of the requirements of the owner and builder Jürgen Knopf: local materials were to be used and the work was to be carried out by local companies. Sympathetic goals.

The wooden slats were attached to the façade at an angle. A total of 3500 slats were needed for this, according to Baier.

The façade in the lower area is made of stone. Behind the slat cladding, which starts above the shop window front on the ground floor, multi-colour LEDs were installed, which can be switched on in the evening or at night.

Baier takes care of the exterior

The façade then appears red, green, white and/or blue in different colours. Around 600 colour levels from warm to cold light are possible. It is a very unusual lighting atmosphere in which the immediate surroundings of the building are immersed at nightfall, Andreas Knopf is pleased to say.

Not only the wooden louvres but all 50 aluminium windows also come from Baier. Eight men were needed to transport a single large shop window pane and finally place it in the right place. The production of the 5 electronic sliding-folding shutters on the second floor was also exciting. These belong to the private living area and are therefore not part of the sales premises.

Homogeneous: Façade and sliding-folding shutters

The shutters were also fitted with the same wooden slats and are thus fully integrated into the façade when closed.
The building itself also proves how well the local craftsmanship works; the complex building was raised in just eleven months, hidden behind a large construction wall. Excitement was thus guaranteed. Site manager Christian Birk from the Seebacher/Braun architectural office praised the craftsmen for the smooth, speedy and, above all, high-quality construction process. They delivered a remarkable performance, says investor Knopf, who is also pleased. This is how it reads in the local press, and Baier is justifiably proud of the work, an eye-catcher in Schwanenstraße.

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