Car Dealership Klein & Kautenburger, Saarland, Germany
A special place.
A Mecca for automotive enthusiasts is in a former factory in Saarlouis, a town in the Saarland, stretching across an area of around 8,000 square metres. In this octane-rich world, everything will revolve around cars. It will include the innovative high-tech supplier Braun CarTec, a “motor loft” as a service centre and a lively meeting place for those interested in vintage and classic cars, as well as a themed museum. The exclusive car dealership, a partner of the tuning company Brabus, has already opened its doors. Showing a keen intuition for trends, two experienced car dealers have created what is essentially a “toy shop for grown-up boys”, displaying a passion for cars, high-precision craftsmanship and that down-to-earth sagacity that has been instilling confidence in their clients for decades.
These days, independent car dealers face strong competition. To get noticed at all, you need to have a distinctive profile. The way car dealers present themselves in the market must be planned strategically, and the design of their showroom is an excellent opportunity for communicating their own standards of quality and performance authentically. Visitors in Saarlouis will be particularly struck by the coherent symbiosis between exclusive car marques and classy showroom design. One of the eye-catching features that define the room is a large, homogeneous wall extending seamlessly over 300 square metres. Its size, its distinctive style and satin finish, and its discreet, high-class look produced by characteristic trowelled patterns make it completely unique. The cool grey shade underscores the sense of luxury and emphasises the corporate philosophy.
Walls as a high-quality design element.
A special decorative smoothing compound was used to achieve this distinctive wall design – PANDOMO® Wall, by ARDEX – together with a special technique. Expert craftsmen can apply this pre-coloured, cement-based decorative smoothing compound quickly and easily in just a few steps, using the usual tools of their trade. After mixing with water, the decorative smoothing compound PANDOMO® W3 was applied in layers of approx. 2 mm, wet-on-wet to avoid joins. Having dried for approx. one hour, the surface was then lightly moistened and the resulting cement slurry was carefully pressed into the surface using a stucco trowel. The individual strokes of the trowel were deliberately preserved, giving the walls their distinctive and unique finish. Finally, the walls were polished using an orbital sander to produce the desired silky, high-class surface sheen with its special feel. Thus in just two days, the experienced workmen created a highly individual and topquality result, quickly and with high economic efficiency in just a few steps.