Daylight solutions as part of an entire building refurbishment
In Hammelburg, Germany, the refurbishment of a monastery first founded in 1649 has given an ageing building a new lease of life with daylight emerging to fill once darkened spaces.
Today building occupants enjoy natural light exposure in multipurpose spaces with minimalist design features. Vintage interiors such as wooden beams contribute to a pleasing design aesthetic that incorporates self-supporting modular skylights integrated into historic sloping roofs.
Existing design features meet contemporary design goals
This completed refurbishment project began in 2015 with commissioned architects Brückner & Brückner keen to create spaces full of daylight. A central goal was to give new life to old building spaces through design. Communal spaces accommodate a music academy complete with concert and rehearsal spaces, and a kitchen and dormitory for musicians to relax in their downtime.
Utilizing sustainable materials and retaining building features meant skylights chosen for this ambitious project had to meet ambitious design goals that redefined how these spaces are being used. Modular skylights were chosen to answer architectural goals that had a focus on providing more daylight and ventilation.
Minimal design aesthetics work with daylight to create harmonious musical spaces
The transformation of monastery spaces included modular skylights being installed in sloping roofs to compliment a modern design that embraces monastery elements like arched entries and multiple window facades. Today, daylight spreads throughout a building utilized to house people, and create symphonies in performance spaces with excellent acoustics for music to be created.
Creating a symphonic atmosphere full of daylight
Ventilation is now also available via modular skylights in a 4,145 square metre space. Musical acoustics have been enhanced with wooden panels and cladding designed with sound quality in mind. The well-being of people is enhanced as sunlight enters deep into once darkened spaces. An attic and cellar are now also being used, while a nod to the monastery is maintained through the retainment of historic interior and exterior features.