And it’s not just the orchard that is green. With the enthusiastic support of the Leebs, the design included many sustainable elements. The structure was primarily constructed using renewable and recycled materials as well as upcycling products for the furniture. The fruit shop is oriented to the main street with a continuous panorama window with triple-panel glass facing southwest. It is shaded by several large folding aluminium frames that are covered with recycled advertising banners, protecting the interior from overheating in summer.
Everyday materials were also recycled for the interiors and other outdoor areas. Old bicycle inner tubes were converted to spherical ceiling lights, used laminated wood panels were converted into shelves and cupboards and the sales desk was covered with used printer plates. Recycled concrete vineyard posts were used to pave the parking lot and other outdoor areas. The rainwater of the roof is caught in two evaporation basins that are incorporated into the surrounding landscape.
The design team also included: architectural planning (planning services); Subau Baugesellschaft (contractor); Weissenseer Holz-System-Bau (carpenters); SK Stahlbau (steel contractor); Gabarge Upcycling Design (furniture).