Facade design of a new construction
Individual facade design with traditional overlay technique
For the facade design of a new building in Essen-Heidhausen, the planning company Herchenröder revived an old render technique that had fallen into oblivion. This process, a thick-layer mineral top coat render is brushed by hand with a broom. Since there was no longer any relevant experience for this render technique with regard to the render system build-up, materials, application and tools, the manufacturer of building materials Saint-Gobain Weber and the contractor Tackenberg Bautenschutz were involved in the planning at an early stage.
After intensive consultation, the two-layer lightweight mineral fine-grained top render weber.star 261 was applied. The two layers, each 2 - 3 mm thick, were applied "wet-in-wet" and then brushed horizontally with a street broom with plastic bristles. The final finish was given with two coats of an egalizing paint (weber.ton 414 AquaBalance). The successful reinterpretation of this old handicraft technique resulted in a very expressive, powerful and at the same time fine relief structure. The play of light and shadow on the broom texture means that the unique facade always looks different.