Straw-insulated house St. Wunibald in its new shell

The architect Elke Kirst-Haas from the office hirner & riehl Architekten answers questions about the new building's facade in the Benedictine Abbey Plankstettten.ย 

๐™’๐™๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™– ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ค๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™›๐™–๐™˜๐™–๐™™๐™š ๐™˜๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™—๐™ช๐™ž๐™ก๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ?

"The abbey's holistic, ecological approach envisions the use of building materials that can serve as CO2 storage for new construction and renovation. In addition, transport routes are to be kept as short as possible.

The wood used, which comes from the abbey's own forests, meets these requirements both for the entire structure and for the facade cladding.

In addition, the new building is to blend into the background of the historic monastery complex and its appearance is to be based more on existing functional buildings. This is another reason why a wooden faรงade was chosen for the new building - in contrast to the plastered main buildings."

๐™’๐™๐™ž๐™˜๐™ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ค๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™˜๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™?

"The facade surface - executed by the carpentry Holzbau Bogner - is made of sawed spruce wood, which was painted with the wood stain "medium gray" of the company Steinmeyer Naturfarben.

The vertical slats of the guardrail in front of the windows - executed by the monastery carpentry - is made of planed spruce and painted with the window paint system in "mouse gray".

The spruce is a wood species that is available in sufficient quantities from the monastery's own forest and, with a pre-greying treatment, is very suitable as facade formwork."

๐™๐™ค ๐™ฌ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™›๐™–๐™ง ๐™™๐™ž๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฌ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™›๐™ก๐™ช๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™๐™ค๐™ž๐™˜๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™ก๐™–๐™™๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ?
"Not at all, since different faรงade systems can be designed regardless of the insulation material."

๐™๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™  ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ข๐™ช๐™˜๐™.

๐™๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ค: Lorenz Mรคrtl

German Text of Interview with architect Elke Kirst-Haas

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