Scholl Hotel, Schwäbisch Hall

A traditional hotel in modern guise

Living between the past and present: The Hotel Scholl in Schwäbisch Hall, right behind the city’s late-Gothic Evangelical parish church of St. Michael, has belonged to the same family since1955. Like many houses in the city, traces of the past can be found on the historically listed Hotel Scholl, with its half-timbered facade. Consisting of an original building and four adjoining late-Medieval half-timbered buildings, which were acquired separately, the hotel in its current form was completed in 2012.

The building project was a challenge for the developer, architect and interior designers. Their task was to adapt the ancient buildings and their extreme dimensions to today’s requirements, while retaining their original character. To optically link the individual parts of the building on the ground floor, an aluminium chain screen now extends like a band from the breakfast room into the hotel’s reception hall. An ornamental flock of birds laser-etched onto the walls provides orientation and a connection between the ground floor and upper floors. Its bathrooms feature tiled and gold-stained maritime pine veneer wood surfaces. The high quality interiors are supported by a pioneering electronic installation of the finest design. All areas are equipped with intelligent building technology. Visitors can individually adjust the temperature in the guests’ rooms using the JUNG room temperature controller in the A creation design in black. Selected light settings, controlled by the JUNG Facility Panel, bathe the breakfast room in a pleasant light depending on guests’ wishes and the time of day. Lights can be switched on and off and dimmed from a fixed touchscreen. In the kitchen area, the JUNG KNX compact room controller in white controls parameters such as temperature, light and shading. In the hall and WC areas, KNX automatic switches provide light autonomously and reliably using motion sensors. Benjamin Kleinhückelskoten, a man with skill and experience and an outstanding reputation in the area of systems integration, was responsible for planning and implementing this networked solution.

What these innovations have in common is that they have all contributed to adapting the hotel’s comfort, energy efficiency, design and equipment to today’s standards, without compromising any of its original character. Here, in this building at least, tradition and modernity are not in contradiction.

Diseños y tecnologías utilizados