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Goch is a town of around 35,000 inhabitants, located in a rural corner of North Rhine-Westphalia. The area boasts many historic buildings, and one of these – a former tobacco factory – has recently been renovated. It now contains luxury living and working spaces.
About the project
The factory building dates from the 19th century, when it was a cornerstone of the once prominent local tobacco industry. Times changed, and the building was eventually abandoned. With the arrival of the 21st century, the property owner planned a conversion. The old stone façade was largely preserved, but the interior was changed extensively. On the ground floor you will now find office space, and, on the upper floors, private residences. The site includes large green areas with comfortable seating, and garages for the residents.
Each residence includes an extensive balcony, which is surrounded by a glass balustrade and round-shaped stainless steel cap rail. Project architects Ader & Kleemann required a railing solution that would provide excellent safety levels without sacrificing transparency. This was important, given that the balconies have great views of the town. The architects had previously worked with Q-railing, as had Peters Metall- u. Stahlbau GmbH, the project installer. Those collaborations had all worked extremely well, so Q-railing was selected again. The Easy Glass Slim system was quickly identified as the perfect fit, given the stringent safety requirements.
In total, more than 250 meters of railing and cap rail were installed.
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