German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) model project “Glazed brick and terra-cotta”

German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) model project “Glazed brick and terra-cotta”

Participation in “glazed brick” project groupof the German Federal Environmental Foundation

Project sponsor

Norddeutsches Zentrum für Materialkunde von Kulturgut (ZMK) e. V.

Participation

Participation in “glazed brick” project group – a research project initiated by the Norddeutschen Zentrum für Materialkunde von Kulturgut e.V. [North German Centre for Material Science of Cultural Artifacts] for the Niedersächsischen Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hannover [Nether-Saxony State Ministry for Heritage Preservation Hanover] for conservation and restoration possibilities on terra cotta and glazed brick.

Task:

The actual restoration work was undertaken in autumn 2003 and spring 2004 by Oberbaum (RAO). Ormocer® G was used for glazing extensions and stabilisation (a hybrid polymer of organic and non-organic silicon compounds). This new product was developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research and used for glazing restoration for the first time as part of the model project.

Periode: 2003 bis 2004