Luthergedenkstätten

  • Date
  • 2010
  • Location
  • Germany, Wittenberg
  • Size
  • 314 m²
  • Sector
  • Cultural, Exhibition
  • Structure
  • Steel
  • Application
  • Roofs
  • Architect
  • Tillner & Willinger ZT GmbH
    www.tw-arch.at

Description

Excavations at the Luther House in Wittenberg – the birthplace of Protestantism – uncovered remnants of an annex containing Luther’s old study.

 

Instead of erecting a temporary roof over the ruins, a more permanent solution was sought. Texlon® ETFE cladding was selected for its durability, UV resistance and light transmission properties. Due to the importance of this historic landmark it was not possible to add any additional structure within the site – therefore the structure is held up via the walls adjacent to the site.

 

Notes

Main Image: © Andreas Braun