Successful sun protection project: year-round use of outdoor gastronomy

Reference story: Kern Winery
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The Kern Winery and the dream of a new outdoor area

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„Wir wollten den Hof unseres Weinguts dazu nutzen, die Gastronomie weiterauszubauen. Um länger öffnen zu können, im besten Fall das ganze Jahr, haben wir uns für eine Sonnen- und Wetterschutzlösung von markilux entschieden.“

Michael Kern, Besitzer des gleichnamigen Weinguts, über den Ursprung des Projekts

High-turnover outdoor gastronomy can be used all year round thanks to large-area shading

From the vision to the realisation

The wish was to create an inviting place of cosiness and enjoyment. This includes recurring structures that create harmony, sheltered retreat corners, but also the possibility of being able to get together with a convivial group at a large table.

While in the past the outdoor area could only be used in the summer months when the weather was fine, thanks to the markilux sun and weather protection systems installed as part of the project, outdoor catering is now possible almost all year round. In addition to the expansion of the outdoor gastronomic season, this is also associated with an increase in capacity: more space for more guests.

Step by step to the goal

1st contact with markilux team : project

The first contact between the Kern winery and markilux team : project was made in mid-2021 via R+T Stuttgart, the world's leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors and sun protection.

As part of its 2022 trade fair planning, R+T launched a new synergy initiative for the Stuttgart Trade Fair and Congress Centre: R+T projects. The aim was to promote installation projects between the well-known R+T product category suppliers and trade fair exhibitors from other sectors or other project owners and to stage their implementation in the form of a marketing campaign at R+T 2022.

As a kind of superordinate mediator, R+T initially issued an exclusive sun protection invitation to tender to the exhibitors at the Stuttgart trade fair. This is how the Kern winery and the markilux team : project found each other.

2. basic principles | preliminary planning: on-site appointment

During the determination of the basic principles and the preliminary planning, our awning experts check the requirements and installation situations at the customer's premises and, if necessary, via additional online meetings, and advise them on the overall performance requirements.

You can see how the basic planning proceeded in the "Kern Winery" project in the video below. In it, Mr Kern explains what was discussed at the first on-site meeting. He describes how team : project introduced him to the different shading systems with their advantages and disadvantages - of course taking into account his personal wishes and requirements for a sun protection solution for his winery. The choice of materials, i.e. types of frames and fabrics, were also part of the preliminary planning.

3. design planning: technical drawing | visualisation | presentation

With the first design planning, the markilux team : project enters its creative phase. Initial ideas for shading options according to customer requirements and local conditions are presented.

In discussions with Mr Kern, the markilux team : project first recorded the various requirements and also went into visual detail. In a next step, the design planning was presented to the restaurateur in an online meeting. In addition to the presentation of initial details, insights into the visualisation were possible, which meant that some changes could already be taken into account for the further planning.

For the first time, 3D animation was used in this project, allowing for different perspectives. By means of computer-aided photomontages and animated visualisations, shadow courses can also be simulated depending on the selected awning model. In this way, the most effective location and the perfect size for the sun protection can be determined.

4. implementation planning: presentation | check technical drawing | cost estimate

After the exchange between team : project and Mr. Kern, the planning could become more concrete. Within the scope of the fine measurement, the dimensions were checked again on site. Subsequently, the measurements were transferred to the construction department, where the final technical drawings were created and on the basis of which a concrete cost estimate could be derived.

5. Angebot und 6. Vergabe: Kundenfreigabe | Beauftragung

Nach Abschluss der Ausführungsphase wurde dem Weingut Kern ein Angebot mit einer detaillierten Installations- und Kostenplanung übermittelt. Nach Erteilung des Auftrags, konnte der spezialisierte markilux Fachpartner, die Kehrbeck Rollladen- und Sonnenschutz-Technik GmbH, unter der organisatorischen Leitung des team : projects mit der Umsetzung starten.

Die Endmontage erfolgte mit handwerklicher Unterstützung von markilux team : service, unserem technischen Kundendienst.

7. Ausführung: Prozesscontrolling | Montage

Damit die Installation und Montage der Sonnenschutzsysteme auf dem Weingut Kern reibungslos erfolgen konnte, mussten Fertigung und Logistik punktgenau geplant sein. Auch für diese Aufgabe sowie für die Überwachung des gesamten Prozessablaufs war das markilux team : project verantwortlich.

8. project completion: Handover | Acceptance

After the installation was completely finished, Mr. Kern, the markilux specialist partner Kehrbeck and the team : project came together once again for a final acceptance.

Mr. Kern also received a professional briefing on the functions of his new sun and weather protection.

The project of a well thought-out shading system for 280 square metres was a success all round. Various markilux products ensure that the Kern winery can receive guests regardless of the weather. The models used are markilux markant, a large awning system consisting of markilux syncra and the pergola stretch as well as markilux format lift. Thanks to the additional equipment - radiant heaters and LED lighting - a cosy atmosphere is created that invites guests to linger for a long time.

The following markilux awning systems were installed at the Kern winery:



A strong cooperation for an implementation in a class of its own

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markilux planning service

  • Sun protection solutions for business customers

  • Professional planning of individual large-scale projects

  • Large-scale sun and weather protection solutions

Kern Winery

Desire for weather-independent use of the outdoor area

  • Extension of the gastronomic outdoor season

  • Increase in capacity

  • High-turnover ambience

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Kehrbeck Company

Our partner for professional on-site installation

  • Many years of experience

  • Committed employees

  • Convincing service

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