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RESTORATION OF THE HISTORICAL CONCRETE-GLASS WINDOWS OF THE TOWN-HALL IN AACHEN



Author(s): Sergej Rempel, Stephan Geßner
Book Title: FERRO-11 – 11th International Symposium on Ferrocement and 3rd ICTRC - International Conference on Textile Reinforced Concrete
Editor: Wolfgang Brameshuber
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-152-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-153-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 359-364
Total Pages: 6
Language: English


Abstract: Textile-reinforced concrete (TRC), an innovative composite material, creates new opportunities for the refurbishment of historic buildings. For example, filigree elements, such as the historic concrete-glass windows of the Aachen City Hall, benefit from the corrosion-resistant carbon textile reinforcement. The 60 year old windows had to be repaired because of the corroded steel reinforcement and concrete spalling. Therefore, the glass stones embedded in the concrete were separated and reinstalled in reconstructed concrete-glass windows. The steel reinforcement was replaced by carbon reinforcement. Thus, the historic monuments protection authorities’ terms were respected while avoiding future corrosion damage.


Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00