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Werdenberg Castle Renovation and Extension / BBK Architekten

Werdenberg Castle Renovation and Extension / BBK Architekten
Werdenberg Castle Renovation and Extension / BBK Architekten - Windows, Brick, Facade
© Walter Mair

Werdenberg Castle Renovation and Extension / BBK Architekten - Windows, BeamWerdenberg Castle Renovation and Extension / BBK Architekten - Stairs, ArchWerdenberg Castle Renovation and Extension / BBK Architekten - WindowsWerdenberg Castle Renovation and Extension / BBK Architekten - Door, Arch, Column, Arcade+ 34

  • Statics Project Pavillon : wooden-statics – Rolf Bachofner, Frümsen
  • Statics Project Castle : Bänziger & Partner, Buchs
  • Historical Research : Helen & Peter Albertin
  • Fire Protection Engineering : proteq
  • Light Engineering : Uwe Belzner - LDE Light-engineering
  • Architects In Charge : Johannes Brunner, Nic Wohlwend
  • Project Team : Clemens Wall
  • Statics Project Pavilion : wooden-statics – Rolf Bachofner, Frümsen
  • Statics Project Castle : Bänziger & Partner, Buchs
  • Historical Research : Helen & Peter Albertin
  • Fire Protection Engineering : proteq
  • Country : Switzerland
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Werdenberg Castle Renovation and Extension / BBK Architekten - Waterfront
© Walter Mair

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the municipality of Grabs, Castle Werdenberg is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. In 2013-2015, the castle went through substantial renovations, including the reinforcement of the timber-framed ceiling to the replacement of electrical network as well as upgrading the fire-protection systems to meet the levels required by present codes. Various built-in fixtures inside the existing museum were demolished to allow for a complete redesign of the exhibition spaces. 

Werdenberg Castle Renovation and Extension / BBK Architekten - Stairs, Arch
© Daniel Ammann und Thomas Siebrecht
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Werdenberg Castle Renovation and Extension / BBK Architekten - Door, Arch, Column, Arcade
© Walter Mair
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Werdenberg Castle Renovation and Extension / BBK Architekten - Beam, Steel
© Walter Mair

In the courtyard, which surrounds Castle Werdenberg, stands a 58 m2 pavillon-esque reception building which functions not only as a reception area but a shop and bistro as well. Built into a niche of the stone courtyard walls the new structure is distinctive but discreet. Using traditional wood construction, known as ‘Strickbau’, the massive timber walls open up to the ceiling’s exposed timber beams and trusses.

Werdenberg Castle Renovation and Extension / BBK Architekten - Table, Chair, Windows, Beam
© Walter Mair

The facades and the sloped roof are clad in untreated larch shingles. A second auxiliary building, known as ‘The old horse stall', was renovated to accompany the new reception building. The building accommodates rooms for staff and technical facilities.  

Werdenberg Castle Renovation and Extension / BBK Architekten - Windows
© Walter Mair

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Address:Werdenberg Grabs, Switzerland

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Cite: "Werdenberg Castle Renovation and Extension / BBK Architekten" 26 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/806822/werdenberg-castle-renovation-and-extension-bbk-architekten> ISSN 0719-8884

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