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Conservative concept for a monument


The building known as "Löwen" is part of the once extensive complex of the Buhlbach Glassworks, founded in 1758 and operational until 1909. Among other things, it produced bottles for champagne production. The goal of the project is to preserve the Löwen building as a historical part of the Glashütte Cultural Park and to repurpose it for contemporary use.

Design Concept

The renovation concept for the "Löwen" does not aim for a complete restoration despite its advanced decay but intends to preserve it with limited resources and create a framework for temporary uses. Key structural points will be secured, yet deficiencies will remain visible to document all phases of construction, including the destruction during the period of abandonment between the early 1970s and mid-2000s.


The aim is not to fully repair damages or restore the original state, but to conserve collapsed walls, ceilings, and destroyed beam ends in their current condition. This strategy results in the creation of new spatial structures, such as galleries or vistas, which keep the CO2 footprint of the project low and raise awareness of the history and value of historical buildings.

Project Details

Baiersbronn Touristik
Baiersbronn, Buhlbach
Service Phases
LPH 1-8
Partner und Partner Architekten
Klaus Günter, Katharina Fritz, Jeroen Meissner, Jürgen Lauffer
Structural engineering
Steinmetz und Steinmetz SuS
Construction measurement and research
Michael Hermann
Restoring examination
Bernhard Wink