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House at the Buddenturm

New building in the old town

The new building in the old town of Münster corresponds in scale and roof shape with its historical neighbours, yet with its staggered facade it is very modern. Much daylight enters the building through glazing on the eaves walls and ridge. The charming contrast between rough exposed concrete and surfaces in silver fir wood makes the interior look like a preciously finished shell.

Configuration overview 

Components used 

  • LIGNO Akustik light  |  Ceiling cladding 'Individual length

    LIGNO Akustik light 3S_62_a50g_625-18n38-6_WTS_gb_b0
    Wood type 


    Various wood species are available for the visible layer. For quality reasons, individual wood species cannot be configured for all profiles; for technical reasons, surface treatments are excluded for some wood species.

    Wood type 

    _WTS Silver fir knotless, plain 



    The visible layer is profiled with joints. The code for profiling indicates in millimetres: Element width, strip width (rounded, from/to if applicable) and joint width (rounded) as well as a letter identification for variants, e.g. with chamfered strip edges or with additional height gradation.


    Note: Some profiles indirectly cause exclusions for other configuration options.


    _625-18n38-6 Slat profile "nature" 



    The face is subjected to a brushing _gb as standard, which produces a stronger or weaker structure depending on the type of wood and makes the surface less sensitive to scratches.  Alternatively, a smooth sanding _gs can be carried out, or on request a bandsaw cut _grimitated.


    _gb Brushed 



    Depending on the type of wood, the optional application of a surface treatment is possible ex works. Individual colour finishes are always sampled for coordination. For elements in individual lengths, colour treatment is limited to max. 5 m length.


    _b0 untreated 

    Room acoustics 


    If the soffit of the element is to have a good sound-absorbing effect, the penultimate layer is configured as absorber _a50g. Otherwise, this layer is configured as a solid wood layer _a0.

    Room acoustics 

    _a50g 50 % Absorber 



Project participants 

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