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Refurbishment in Architecture

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Castle-Tower Regensberg / L3P Architects

  • 00:00 - 21 March, 2010
Castle-Tower Regensberg / L3P Architects
Castle-Tower Regensberg / L3P Architects, © Vito Stallone
© Vito Stallone

© Vito Stallone © Vito Stallone © Vito Stallone © Vito Stallone + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Regensberg, Canton Zurich, Switzerland
  • 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 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. 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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Cite: "Castle-Tower Regensberg / L3P Architects" 21 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/53308/castle-tower-regensberg-l3p-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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