Sun protection with a view of the Berlin Wall

Reference story: Hotel Schulz

New awning system for Hotel Schulz

markilux planned and realised the sun protection for the Hotel Schulz, located in the middle of Berlin. The choice fell on a generous pergola system. The chosen system adapts to different weather conditions and can be completely closed with vertical awnings if required.

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Outdoor terrace as an extended breakfast room.

Hotel Schulz is a young, cosmopolitan hotel located close to the centre on the Spree and opened in 2018. From the outdoor guest room, you can look out over the history of the city. The terrace borders directly on a preserved piece of the Berlin Wall, which reflects the spirit of the city through colourful graffiti.

The hotel operators decided to have the terrace covered with awnings. Among other things, they wanted to use the area as an extended breakfast room where people from all over the world meet.


Multi-span pergola system shades 75 square metres

After extensive consultation with the markilux team : project, the owner decided on the markilux pergola classic with tracfix fabric guide. The system consists of four separate panels and can be controlled by radio. In total, it measures a good 12 metres in length and spans an area of around 75 square metres. This means that 50 guests can now find a weather-protected place in the outdoor dining area and enjoy their breakfast.

Unobstructed view of the Berlin Wall thanks to panoramic windows

In order to be able to use the room in all weather conditions, vertical awnings of the type markilux 776 with tracfix guide rails as well as triangular awnings were installed. This way, the system can be closed all around and there are fewer gaps through which wind or rain can enter. To ensure that the view of the historic wall remains unobstructed, panorama windows have been integrated into the sides. When the weather is fine, the room can be opened again quickly by raising the awnings.

Simple design to match the façade


The concept of the hotel is very modern and a little hip on the inside. From the outside, it looks rather plain. The colour of the fabric and frame are therefore chosen to be light and neutral. In this way, the markilux pergola classic matches both the façade and the adjacent, brightly coloured wall.

Further information on the planning and implementation of large-scale shading systems with team : project



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