Listed historic buildings have a special value – for the history, the people, or the politics of a city. They are considered to be particularly worthy of protection: from an architectural or artistic point of view. But historic facades often have heterogeneous substrates requiring a painstaking analysis. Different types of damage may be present – arising from weathering or previous unsuccessful renovations. But the damage is usually not visible at first glance. This makes a careful assessment of the substrate and consulting even more important. The experts at Brillux are glad to help.
For covering coatings on and in listed historic buildings, it is advisable to use only water-vapor-permeable coating materials. Both silicate dispersion paints and silicone resin paints have proven themselves effective for protecting the building structure.
The Baumberge Hills are a hilly landscape to the west of Münster - with the 187.61 meter high Westerberg as the highest summit. The Longinus Tower was erected there between 1897 and 1901. For a long time it was used solely as an observation tower, but has also housed a café since 1995. The interior rooms underwent a radical renovation starting at the end of 2015. Under strict specifications from the German Department for the Preservation of Historic Buildings and Monuments, the café, sanitary facilities, the tower staircase, and the observation platform were completely redesigned.
Before and after comparison of the interior rooms in the Longinus Tower
The aged staircase now shines again in bright splendor
The interior of the café was also given a bright coat of paint and modern furnishings
The kitchen area was also extensively renovated
Modern features blend with the charm of the "old" architecture