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Palais auf den Planken

Mannheim, Germany

The adjoining former five-axis carriage house now boasts the sandstone carriage house door.

The former Baroque Bankpalais at O 4.4 in downtown Mannheim will be newly built as a reconstruction of the original, with the planning handled by Jo. Franzke Architekten. The reconstruction will have a Baroque facade, and the latter will take its cue from the facade of the Scherer-Palais as it was in 1923. While otherwise adhering to the historical status, the new build will be one storey higher, and the windows will be widened slightly. With five axes on the side facing Planken and 11 axes along Kurfürstenstrasse, the new building takes up the 18th-century structured façade along its entire length.

The adjoining former five-axis carriage house now boasts the sandstone carriage house door it once had in the 18th century, and is re-interpreted in the vein of the original style – whereby that historical state is only documented by blurred photograph.
As regards quality, despite its historical appearance the new building will be realized such as to comply fully with current energy efficiency, barrier-free access and security requirements.

Thanks to the use of high-quality construction materials inside but also for the exterior styling, not to mention the building’s great flexibility ( it enables a host of different usages) the location will be emphatically high-end. The aim will be to achieve DGNB (sustainable building) certification.

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