A major wish for the two new Caritas workshops in Bad Mergentheim and Lauda-Königshofen, in the Tauberkreis district, was to achieve indoor spaces with a pleasant and encouraging atmosphere. The architects chose Kielsteg for its advantages as a roof structure and also because they could use it as a practical design element for the interiors. Besides the workshops, each building contains a canteen area with food serving, an administrative area with offices, common rooms and changing rooms and an open-plan reception area. All the areas are bright and full of light and designed to be as positive as possible for the mood and motivation of the people working there.
6.000 m² of KIELSTEG Elements
The two new buildings made full use of Kielsteg’s high load-bearing performance, including some elements with 22 m spans.
Optimum interior character
The Kielsteg system is proving its value as a practical interior design element. The wood surface is planed and untreated, which provides a textured and warm-coloured ceiling.
Options for interior design
No cladding of the ceiling is needed for either fire prevention or aesthetic reasons. The utilities can be directly attached to the wooden ceiling, which creates additional options for the interior design.