Two floors, 200 sqm of space, all in five weeks: every day counted in this project to create the new Leica store. The noise from construction work had to be kept to a minimum. Shoppers at the Kö-Galerie were not to be disturbed.
Schwitzke Project drew up the plan and assembled a team of building professionals. Noisy operations like demolition and ceiling installation had to be carried out during precise time slots.
Upstairs the sales floor, downstairs a gallery for exhibitions: Leica’s store of emotions gradually took shape. The ground floor was made accessible via new stairs and an elevator; all wall, ceiling, and floor surfaces were refurbished.
The structural work and interior fit-out were carried out simultaneously. This demanded a flexible coordination of the successive teams of building professionals.
Everything fit perfectly. Not just made to measure – like the LED strips in the concrete walls – but also in terms of time, budget, and quality. The Kö-Galerie has a brand-new attraction: the fascination of Leica.