This 16th century building, originally the city grain exchange and central grain storage and later an inn, was turned into the municipal archaeological museum after it was extended and restored in 2011.
For the restoration we had to remove all the plaster that covered the brick around the windowsills and replace missing or damaged stones with those that we could find in a local factory still using the same production methods.
The tone of the brick of the newly constructed annex was adjusted with a semi transparent dry brush lime wash to fit with the original brick of the main building.
The brick was rejointed and the base plaster redone with a hydraulic lime mortar using local sands, mixed on site. The base plaster was then covered with a two layer lime putty fresco plaster.
Many parts of the foundation stones in the facade as well as missing parts of pillars in the interior patio where also restored using a lime putty mix and mineral pigments.
Artisan Stucco has extensive knowledge and experience restoring original plasters in historical monuments.
We are experienced with large scale restoration projects and have successfully completed large interventions in famous human heritage buildings.
We only use materials of the highest quality that are perfectly compatible and respectful to the original materials used in the historical building in terms of adherence, breathability and elasticity.