Natural stone façadesVisitor Centre Heidelberg Castle

New construction of the Visitor Centre Heidelberg Castle

After visiting Heidelberg in 1878, American author Mark Twain began describing his impressions with the words: “A ruin must be rightly situated, to be effective. This one could not have been better placed.” We used blueprints from Max Dudler to construct the visitor centre in the midst of these ruins.

What is remarkable about this is that architect Max Dudler’s construction succeeds without having to invent new worlds. Instead, he builds afresh on the foundation of history, rewriting it in a contemporary context.

Regional Neckartäler Hartsandstein quarried near Eberbach/Germany was used for the new construction. The walls were built as masonry from this sandstone in a machine-split surface finish with barely visible joints, forming the shell of the building. The deeply set window embrasures give the walls a solid appearance and offer extra space inside the building.

We manufactured the façade, the terrace areas and the flat roof using Neckartäler Hartsandstein and also supplied the paving stones for the surrounding areas.

Natural Stone

 - honed

Natural Stone:

Neckartäler Hartsandstein, rot-weiß

Surface:

honed,

Description:

Red, fine to medium-grained sandstone from the Lower Buntsandstein formation near Eberbach/Baden and Hebstahl/Hesse.

 - honed

Natural Stone:

Neckartäler Hartsandstein, rot

Surface:

honed,

Description:

Red, fine to medium-grained sandstone from the Lower Buntsandstein formation near Eberbach/Baden and Hebstahl/Hesse.

Project Data

Location:

Heidelberg

Architect:

MAX DUDLER, Berlin

Client:

Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg

Project Duration:

2009 - 2011

Service

Scope of Service:

  • Provision of samples and technical support
  • Preparation of shop and installation drawings including statics calculations
  • Production and delivery of natural stone masonry
  • Production and delivery of natural stone for the flat roof and for patio areas
  • Production and delivery of paving stones for surrounding areas
  • Installation and fixing works

Your contact

Sales projects/new construction:

Sales projects/new construction:

Jürgen Müller
Bamberger Natursteinwerk
Hermann Graser GmbH
Dr.-Robert-Pfleger-Str. 25
96052 Bamberg

Tel.: +49 (09 51) 96 48-0
Fax: +49 (09 51) 96 48-100
E-Mail: projekt@bamberger-natursteinwerk.de