In the early 18th century, Berlin Palace was the most important baroque building north of the Alps. The palace suffered severe damage during the war. Unpopular with the regime at the time, the monumental building in the eastern part of the city was demolished in 1950 for ideological reasons. Now the Humboldt Forum in Berlin Palace is being rebuilt based on the design of Italian architect Franco Stella, who won the international competition for its reconstruction in 2008.
As part of the invitation to tender we were awarded the contracts for the north and south façades along with Portal I, Portal V and the balustrades as a consortium. This includes shop and installation planning, production of the stone masonry and sculptural stones and their installation including all masonry work.
The reconstruction made it essential to source sandstone from various quarries for approximately 3,500 cubic metres of high-quality stone masonry such as window jambs and lintels, cornices and columns, as well as close to 700 fully sculpted stone workpieces in a very short time.