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Castle-Tower Regensberg / L3P Architects

  • Architects: L3P Architects
  • Location: Regensberg, Canton Zurich, Switzerland
  • Architects: L3P Architects
  • Project Architects: Boris Egli Arch.FH, Rolf Lüthi Arch.SIA
  • Light Planning: Vogt + Partner, Winterthur
  • Historian: Dr. Bruno Meier, Baden & Dr.Dominik Sauerländer, Aarau
  • Client: Foundation Castle Regensberg
  • Exhibition: René Kindlimann, Aathal
  • Cantonal Historic Monument Preservation: Beat Stahel
  • Area: 47.4 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Vito Stallone

© Vito Stallone © Vito Stallone © Vito Stallone © Vito Stallone

From the architect. The castle-tower is under historical monuments’ protection and is a distinctive landmark in the region of Zurich. The tower is 21 metres high, the walls being up to 3 metres thick, and the interior radius averaging about 3.5 m.

© Vito Stallone
© Vito Stallone

All existing technical installations have been removed, integrated in the walls or disguised in the timber work hung with rusty wire meshing. This pacification of room lends a marked accent on the stonework of the walls and the mounted objects exhibited on them. The medieval atmosphere has been reinforced with indirect and diffuse lighting.

© Vito Stallone
© Vito Stallone

The exhibition wages through local history vertically. As one ascends the levels, the exhibition themes become younger in their historical development: from mediaeval times on the ground floor, to the 20th century on the 5th floor.

© Vito Stallone
© Vito Stallone

As the battlement is ascended, one is ultimately confronted with the modern era. The weather-proofed exit is in reference to the interior free space of the upper castle. The materialisation with fibre glass, as well as the volumetry reminds one of a snail shell discovered petrified in the battlement cover. Information signs on the flat roof illuminate the modern era view.

© Vito Stallone
© Vito Stallone

The outdoor lighting of the tower has been renewed with a contemporary projection technique, which completely reduces light pollution and brings a 12-fold reduction of energy use.

© Vito Stallone
© Vito Stallone
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