TROCO’s collaboration with Mainline Group Architecture, Inc. on Schneithorst’s new rooftop structure was recently spotlighted in Glass Magazine’s online feature, “Great Glazing”.

Read the full article in Glass Magazine here: Great Glazing: Schneithorst’s Restaurant & Bar, St. Louis 

The basics: Schneithorst’s Restaurant & Bar, a landmark in the St. Louis restaurant scene for nearly a century, replaced its deteriorating heavy timber rooftop structure with a European-inspired steel and glass structure. Assembled on-site and installed in July 2016, the new rooftop structure consists of steel canopies with laminated glass roof panels, allowing customers to enjoy an outdoor dining experience even during inclement weather.

The players: Architect, Mainline Group Architecture Inc.; general contractor, Hensley Construction Inc.; contract glazier, Acme Erectors; glass fabricator, Chicago Tempered; metal systems supplier and installer, Troco Custom Fabricators

The glass and systems: Troco Custom Fabricators collaborated with Mainline Group Architecture Inc. throughout the design and fabrication process in order to create a European train shed theme with stylized detailing. Intricate hop and barley metal work decorates the column capitals. Silhouettes were cut using a waterjet, then layered and hand-formed to create the design elements.

Troco supplied and installed the roof panels that provide shading, and applied a highly durable epoxy paint for the exterior matte finish. The glass, supplied by Chicago Tempered, is two-ply with UV light laminated in-between, using ⅜-inch thick clear and ⅜-inch gray, with a UV factor of 5.6 and solar heat gain coefficient of 0.53.

“The new rooftop structure is built to offer customers the experience of a European-inspired beer garden, and will stand the test of Midwestern weather for decades to come,” says Tim Trotter, president, Troco Custom Fabricators.