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Oscarshall (Oslo, Norway) - case study of a restoration of a natural cement rendered facade from 1849



Title: Oscarshall (Oslo, Norway) - case study of a restoration of a natural cement rendered facade from 1849
Author(s): M. Moe, J. Lukacs, T.S. Hansen
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd Conference on Historic Mortars - HMC 2010 and RILEM TC 203-RHM final workshop
Editor(s): J. Válek, C. Groot and J.J. Hughes
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-112-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 673 - 681
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 12
Language: English


Abstract: Oscarshall was built between 1847 and 1853. It was the first Norwegian building to utilise Portland cement as a rendering material. The building had problems from its inception. Over the next 150 years it was continually repaired and redesigned to try to overcome its failings: internally it was damp and mouldy, externally it was cracked and leaking. The structure was thoroughly investigated using historical documents, scientific material analysis and a complete building analysis. Importantly the re-emergence of the knowledge of natural cements across Europe could be utilised to finally address the problematic render. The exterior was restored over three years allowing the understanding of the practical working methods and realistic solutions to the problems of restoring an old Portland cement facade.


Online publication: 2010-10-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00