With the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Wagner and Pohl company created one of the most elaborate two-dimensional church mosaics in the world. Alongside the far more substantial mosaic repository in the church vestibule on the ground floor, the few surviving fragments on the tower façade constitute important architectural details of the memorial.
On account of war injury and subsequent years of weather deterioration, the surfaces of the mosaic have sustained extensive damage.
In 2009, a restoration plan was developed by RESTAURIERUNG AM OBERBAUM (RAO) and the Berlin architectural office BASD – Gerhard Schlotter, Architekten. The conservation steps on the mosaic surfaces are being carried out in accordance with this plan.
Since 2010, RAO specialists have been securing, restoring, and conserving the mosaic surfaces, tessera by tessera.
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church Foundation
Lietzenburger Straße 39
Planning and Site Supervision:
Restoration concept and execution of the conservation work on the mosaics:
Restaurierung am Oberbaum GmbH (RAO) since 2010 – ongoing