The Styrian family business Faustmann has been producing furniture and interior fittings to the highest craft standards for 26 years. Their growing production operation in St. Johann near Hartberg, and 11 showrooms with expert customer service in Styria, Carinthia and Burgenland demonstrate the company’s determination to expand. Faustmann decided to build a new factory from scratch to increase capacity and also to improve competitiveness. The new 5,000 m² production space is designed to be as flexible as possible, so that it can be easily adapted to changing market demands. The structure is entirely made of wood and expresses the same clarity of form and material as the company’s furniture. It uses Kielsteg elements as a structural roof and also uses their aesthetic underside as a visible ceiling in the interior of the factory. Elements 16 m in length are being used in three spans across a frame of primary and secondary glulam beams and posts, with a span length of 5.25 m. The building uses a total of 3,569 m² of Kielsteg elements in visual surface quality.