Chapel of the Holy Spirit (Heilig-Geist-Kapelle), Building and Site Survey

Chapel of the Holy Spirit (Heilig-Geist-Kapelle), Building and Site Survey

Paint and Plaster Investigations, Survey and initial Restoration Concept

The Chapel of the Holy Spirit (Heilig-Geist-Kapelle) is the last surviving part of the former Heilig-Geist Hospital in Berlin-Mitte, and is one of the few surviving medieval buildings in the city of Berlin. It is therefore an important testimony of early urban development. The services provided for this project include paint and plaster investigations of the interior surfaces and architectural elements, building construction research, building and site survey, the mapping of damages, and the pictorial reconstruction of the vault on a 1:10 scale. In addition, proposals were made for further use of the building and a cost estimate for the upcoming measures. In this context, a hitherto non-existent, in-depth archival research of the history of the construction was carried out. The investigations led to the development of a restoration and utilization concept for the chapel, which is now used as a festival hall by the Humboldt University. See also: Concept and specialist site management for the conservation-restoration of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Rekonstruktionszeichnung der Gewölbemalerei nach tatsächlichem Befund

Erste Rekonstruktionszeichnung der Gewölbemalerei nach tatsächlichem Befund (1996)

Services

  • building and site survey
  • investigations of the interior surfaces and architectural elements and building research
  • creation of the restoration and utilization concepts for the building
  • Preparation of a cost estimate for the pending measures

Client

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Bauabteilung

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Period of implementation 1995 – 1996