Finding the perfect facade design
The owner of the building, Hans-Erich Fischer, had set the goal of making the building an eye-catcher. Fischer is a civil engineer and enjoys looking for new and unique solutions. The initial plan was to use a ceramic facade when he came across the multi-coloured iridescent facade panels of Rockpanel Chameleon series. Fischer knew that his goal would soon become reality. On the basis of only photos and samples Fischer and the architect Handan Genç decided to change their plans for the design of the facade. "That was brave, but we were nevertheless sure that we had found what we were looking for: a light, very unique and modern facade cladding", Fisher recalls.
The low weight of the Rockpanel turned out the be an important element because the building originates from the 19th century. "The statics of the building were not designed for heavy facade cladding," explains construction manager Volker Warnecke.
User-friendly facade material
The local building company Weser-Aluminiumbau had no previous experience with the Rockpanel Chameleon series, but was enthusiastic about the exciting design. "After completion in Nienburg, we were all so excited that we also chose the Chameleon panels for the facade of our own company building," mentions Managing Director Nils Rudolph. "The brilliant colours simply attract all eyes, are unmissable ..."
Frieser-Fassadentechnik cut the panels to size and pre-drilled the holes for the fastening rivets. The work had to be very precise. "Of course, we made small adjustments for a perfect fit on site and found that the Rockpanel boards can be easily and precisely processed with conventional tools," adds Rudolph. After this experience, his team carried out all the preparatory work for their own facade themselves and found pleasure in working with Rockpanel.