q:arc Architektur | Design
Jakubeit & Rapp Partner Architekten mbB


Sparkasse Lüneburg intends to convert and redesign its main branch at An der Münze 4-6 and the adjoining building at Waagestraße 2 for sustainable and future-proof use. We were awarded 3rd place in the two-stage, non-public competition. Our innovative contribution specifically explores the possibilities of conservation and re-use approaches. We congratulate the winner.


The Forum Baukultur invites you to a symposium with a panel discussion.

We are looking forward to:
Winfried Brenne, Brenne Architekten, B:
Future-oriented building in existing buildings
Kim Le Roux, LXSY Architects, B:
Circular building, upcycling, re-use
Maja Lucht, Head of Building Management, Hanseatic City of LG: The challenge of existing buildings
Volkmar Bleicher, Transsolar, S:
Innovative climate concepts and efficient technology in buildings
Robert Marlow, President AKNDS:
Focus: New conversion regulations
Moderation: Reiner Nagel,
Federal Foundation for Building Culture, Potsdam


Register now: forum.baukultur@leuphana.de

Curing old sins

... or how the wrong mortar can cause damage to timber framing.

In the 1950s, the compartments were lined with simple red bricks using cement mortar. The poor moisture-dissipating properties of the cement mortar is not to be recommended for half-timbered buildings.
The old compartments are now being demolished and professionally refilled with dry ice-cleaned stones from a former barn using the correct clay-shell lime mortar.
Not just right, but also more beautiful!