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Building sites, Bishops and the Bamberg Rider
Standing on the ‘Upper Bridge’ in Bamberg, looking across the river Regnitz to the old City Call, feels like a step back in time to the Middle Ages. That’s because the historic old town is one of the largest and more-or-less intact medieval town centres in Germany. It was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1993. Directly behind the Regnitz is the Domberg – site of the city’s early 13th century cathedral and Bamberg’s most famous landmark, the stone statue of the Bamberg Rider. Whenever construction work is being carried out in the city Karl Gerüstbau GmbH, a scaffolding erection, rental and formwork construction services provider, is never far away. The family owned company focuses on historical building and monument protection with its purpose-built and special scaffolds. It enjoys an excellent reputation in the region and is perfectly equipped for all of its scaffolding projects with the Layher systems.
Saving a part of Hungarian history
The 14th district of Hungary’s capital, Budapest, is a showcase for magnificent villas and wide avenues leading directly to the City Park. One of those buildings, the neo-baroque-style Villa Róheim, was built in the early 20th century. Today, around 120 years later, it is in dire need of renovation. The multi-storey building became ingloriously famous in 1918 as the location of wartime prime minister István Tisza’s assassination during the Chrysanthemum Revolution. However, over the years it had become increasingly dilapidated, especially the roof. The main priority of this project was to protect Villa Róheim together with its beautiful sculptures, magnificent panelled ceilings and balustrades. This meant that a scaffold, including a temporary roof covering, had to be erected around the listed building.
Boiler maintenance with Layher SIM
Social rights activist and politician, Nelson Mandela, was probably the most famous person to have lived in the vast township of Soweto, Johannesburg. Mandela spent 27 years of his life in jail for anti-apartheid political offences before becoming South Africa’s first black president, an office that he held from 1994 to 1999, after the apartheid system was dismantle. The Duvha power plant is located just over 100 km west of Johannesburg. It has a total capacity of 3.6 GW and delivers power to the entire region. Southey Contracting, which has operations throughout Africa and in the Middle East, was awarded the contract to perform maintenance on the plant’s boiler. The specialists created the interior work scaffolding with the Layher Allround System, using Layher SIM (Scaffolding Information Modelling) for digital project planning and support.
A forest visitor centre
At Ruhestein, a 915-metre-high pass in the Northern Black Forest National Park, a new 3,000 m² visitor centre is being built. The design for the new building complex was inspired by the lattice-like piles of deadwood that are often found on the forest floor. The various building blocks appear to have been stacked arbitrarily and the wooden shingles covering the exterior ensure that the building harmoniously blends into the surrounding forest. One of the design highlights is an open skywalk with platform providing visitors with breath-taking views. Scaffolding services provider Gerüstbau Wilhelm is supporting the entire construction project, ensuring that the necessary scaffolding for each of the construction phases is in place.