Having previously completed two significant projects for Stahlwerk Augustfehn GmbH, namely Anbau and Neue Hammerhalle, we were asked to embark on a new project for this client, a North German steel forge, to create additional office and meeting spaces. Construction completed in April 2017 and includes a roof conversion and extension to the original mid-20th century administration building. The traditional pitched roof is “peeled” away to reveal new, transparent offices, incorporating a painstakingly restored former factory clock within the new glazed façade.
Finkernagel Ross acted as architects, project managers and interior designers, procuring and directly managing all separate trade contracts for the project. The works complete a near decade of regeneration of the company’s public profile, in part through architecture and design.
When shooting our Stahlwerk projects, David was inspired by the rich history of this small steel factory so he carried out his own photographic reportage documenting the buildings and their inhabitants, some of which have since made way for new facilities. With David’s kind permission we show his brilliant work on in our ‘Craft’ section as it resonates with our values of tradition, craft, innovation and, simply, beauty.