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Castle

ruin.

Overview

Restoration Pfeffingen castle ruin

Pfeffingen, Switzerland

Project 2011-

Execution in stages 2013-2017

Client

Kanton Basel-Landschaft, Bildungs-, Kultur- und Sportdirektion, Archäologie Baselland, Switzerland

Site supervision

ZPF Ingenieure, Basel, Switzerland

Contractor

Rofra AG, Aesch, Switzerland

Ecological supervision

Guido Mase, oekoskop AG, Basel, Switzerland

The ruins of Pfeffingen Castle are among the largest castle ruins in the canton Basel-Country and constitute a monument of national significance. In recent years, they were found to be seriously damaged in various places, which not only threatened the historical structure, but also posed a danger for visitors, so a comprehensive general reconstruction was planned.

 

After preparatory work in 2011 and 2012, construction work began in May 2013, overseen by ZPF Ingenieure. As the lime mortar that is used here can only be worked with when there is no frost, i.e. in the warmer half of the year, the work will take around six years. As the largest and most seriously damaged part of the ruins, the residential tower is to be reconstructed first. Here, there is a particular focus on sealing the coping and structurally securing unstable sections. The goal of the work is to repair the existing damage and to preserve the historical structure. In addition, the castle grounds are to be made more attractive and equipped with new access bridges. A total sum of 6.9 million CHF has been approved for the work.

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