Preserving buildings is part of QUEST’s DNA. This alone helps us avoid tonnes of emissions. We are renovators and modernisers and we regard properties as more than just raw materials with different façades and spaces to live, work and do business in. Buildings have their very own history – one that is often fascinating and yet forgotten. Our goal is to bring this history to the fore, to carefully integrate historical details into our plans and to future-proof the building with all its characteristics. In doing so, we always aim for a CO2-optimised modernisation process.
From an urban planning perspective, preserving existing properties does not always make sense. The few new construction projects we undertake are approached with respect and consideration – we are aware that buildings contribute towards the overall aesthetic image of a city for decades to come. We therefore aim to ensure that our buildings enhance the quality of life in their surroundings and that they play a lasting and constructive role in shaping urban development.
If demolition is necessary, we recycle old materials and thus contribute towards the circular economy. When constructing new buildings, we are open to using new materials such as environmentally friendly cement and ecological insulating materials; low-pollutant plaster and paints, photovoltaic plants and many green areas are also part of our LEED-certified concepts.