"Viennese girls"


Residential building Siebenbrunnengasse

Vienna


Project: Refurbishment of a historic residential building 

Location: Vienna

Status: completed

Year: 2017

The renovation of a historical facade is (despite the many old buildings in Vienna) not an everyday undertaking and above all, takes a lot of nerve and patience on behalf of the client.

What a great house!

However, anyone who came by before the renovation was carried out in Siebenbrunnengasse could hardly grasp anything of this splendor.

A coarse cement plaster "Ratschenputz" applied in the 1960s gave the viewer just a clue that there might be a finely crafted, articulated facade underneath.

The main cornice threatened to fall off the damaged roof after considerable water penetration. In addition, the roof cladding was leaking and the sheet metal was rusting.


A coarse cement plaster "Ratschenputz" applied in the 1960s gave the viewer just a clue that there might be a finely crafted, articulated facade underneath.


Completion

Photographs: Miroslava Andric


The facade renovation was especially challenging and time-consuming.

In laborious manual work, the renovation company had to free the many ornaments, façade caryatids, gables and pillars from the old plasterwork and restore the destroyed stucco elements by casting.

The cornice had to be completely renewed, rescue was no longer possible. Fortunately, the client kept calm (in the event of a permanent threat of cost escalation).

In the end, both the building and the proprietor shine in new splendor.


Construction site


Concept