Prague 2016 | Commercial

H'ugo's Restaurant Bar Lounge

GermanyGermanyCompany Name: Malerwerkstätten Heinrich Schmid GmbH & Co. KG

Project description

In the Stuttgart city centre next to the “Stuttgart 21” project (building of a new through station instead of the existing terminal) a new bar lounge was established in less than two months. This project involved an abundance of creativity as well as technical know-how concerning the necessary sound & fire protection. The optically and technically perfect results are a wonderful example of perfect craftsmanship on a 520 square metre floor. The extraordinary design of the ceiling sculpture was developed in close co-operation with the Rigips technician to provide the various technical requirements which were hidden beneath. Indirect illumination increases the unusual look and feel of the ceiling. Furthermore a 3500 litre-aquarium was built into one of the plasterboard walls. The steel substructure had to be designed to provide for its heavy weight.


Malerwerkstätten Heinrich Schmid GmbH & Co. KG

The contractor Malerwerkstätten Heinrich Schmid GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1914 in Metzingen, Germany. Today’s manager is Mr. Herbert Wanner. More than 100 employees work in some companies for the contractor.The company changed his special subject from a normal painter company to drywall constructions and is now a specialist for acoustic protection, sculpture ceilings and folding constructions.

Key Achievements

  • Complete new and innovative ceiling sculpture & construction based on ideas developed in the aircraft industry and transferred in to building construction
  • Cavity provides the space for the complete building equipment and appliances
  • High technical demands on colors, forms and perfect surfaces
  • Built-in 3.500 l aquarium
  • Complete construction work carried out in less than two months

Key Challenges

  • The highest technical demands were met with regard to the colours, forms and surfaces, allowing the accomplishment of this technical masterpiece.
  • The whole ceiling construction with the sculptures looking like brilliant blossoms catches the eye immediately and its creation was one of the key challenges as a similar construction was never realized before.
  • All technical equipment was integrated into the hollow cavity of the striking sculpture such as the fire alarm systems and the whole house technology. The idea for this construction was adopted from aircraft construction. The major challenge was to convert this technology not only to standard dry-lining but to the extraordinary sculptures.
  • The implementation of the 3,500 litre aquarium in the plasterboard construction was another key challenge in this project.


Building owner:
KK 22 GmbH & Co. KG
ID Innenraum Coroprate Design, Dipl.-Ing. Steffen Haas
Main contractor:
Mallerwerkstätten Heinrich Schmid GmbH & Co. KG
José Arjona
Saint-Gobain Team:
Mr. Dirk Bange