Last modified: April 14, 2020

The Project

Up until 2019, this old industrial yard in the most Eastern part of Germany was used for storage purposes by a local civil construction company after they purchased it in the 1990’s. Our client, who recently bought the property, decided to develop the “l-shaped” dwelling on site into a sustainable and contemporary home for himself.

During his visit to Germany in 2019, Ronny met the client at his property, discussing potential design options while surveying the existing structure. Despite the age of the property and the fact that it had been empty for a long time, it appeared to be in solid shape offering some great potential for what the client envisioned.

Back in Brisbane and based on the meetings and discussions in Germany, we developed a design concept for the property and in collaboration with Mathias Hennig from IBH Niesky finalised the planning process for this barn renovation. Construction on the project started soon after and despite the struggles around the global COVID pandemic, the project is well on its way and will be completed in 2021.

Not only did the project provide DSGNK with very valuable learning outcomes regarding managing a project overseas and thinking post COVID, it created a strong bond with the client, proofing that the quality of relationships we create is crucially important, especially when managing projects remotely.

DSGNK is very excited to see the finished renovation both, in photos and in reality, once we are allowed to travel overseas again and to get involved into developing the other parts of the property in the future.

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