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Brewery Hall Kirchheim unter Teck

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Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany


Sebastian Schels


The brewery hall for the start-up «Braurevolution» was built on the long side of a plot on which there are already several utility and residential buildings. The elongated structure closes off the existing courtyard to the north and leaves space for a small beer garden facing the street. The context of the surrounding industrial area prescribes an industrial architectural language and invites inspiration from Bernd and Hilla Becher’s photographic images of old industrial buildings. The simple volume with a gable roof is given its special character by an attached light band above the roof ridge, creating an iconic form on the gable walls. By raising them and changing the material to exposed concrete, these become clearly legible front and back sides, between which the steel structure clad in Profilit glazing is spanned. The two openings on the east side, reduced to a circle and rectangle, mark the entrance, which thus does justice to the traditional use of a brewery with a bar and warehouse sales. The cold storage and ancillary rooms are housed in a recessed structure. An open bar is located in the large main room, where visitors can take a seat between the brewing kettle and the storage tanks.