The former book factory is being transformed into an attractive residential area. The listed factory building including the adjoining park will be expanded by three new buildings and an underground car park. Carefoul planning has brought the building back to life in high quality. The focus is on a harmonious fusion of modern design and historical story.
The listed Art Nouveau ensemble was built in 1912 as a production building for the “Gesangbuchfabrik J. Schäffer”, which was closed in 2006.
The mansard roof building has a full basement, and a second basement level (boiler room) is partially available.
The industrial monument has a ground floor, an upper floor and two attics. Inside, the reinforced concrete construction is visible.
In the course of the change of use for residential purposes, 27 residential units will be realized, some of which will be accessed via the two existing staircases at the respective ends of the building.
The apartments on the lower ground floor are accessed via their own green area. Partially
Maisonette apartments are set up over two attic floors.
Safeguarding and preserving cultural monuments in the Federal Republic of Germany was and still is one of the focal points of the federal government’s cultural policy. However, the main burden is borne by the federal states according to their competence. Private monument owners also receive a certain amount of compensation for their additional burdens through tax relief.
Production costs for (construction) measures that serve the preservation or sensible use of a monument or other cultural property worthy of protection, which began after December 31, 2003 and which are carried out in coordination with the basic certification authority, can be paid in the year of production and in the up to 9% in each of the following seven years and up to 7% in the following 4 years.
With the “Gesangbuchfabrik-Grünstadt” project, the renovation costs and thus up to 80% of the purchase price can be written off for tax purposes over a period of 12 years.