Academic thesis

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Abstract: Subject of the present Master-Thesis is the conservation and restoration of the ruins of the Abbey of St. Wigbert in Göllingen. The ruins of the Abbey, landmark of Göllingen, are the surviving remnants of a Benedictine church. The cut stone architecture, consisting of the abbey tower and its eastwards abutting choir stage, was built in the 12th and 13th century as the western completion of ahallchurch. The architecture combines Romanesque designs with individual supra-regional influences and presents an example of the highly developed medieval architecture in Thuringia. Constructional and aesthetic damage as well as several inspections of the structure in 2017 give reasons for the conservation and restoration. According to these inspections, the stone structure is exposed to above-averagemoisture- and salt-levels. Necessary actions to reduce these levels call for further investigation. Within the scope of this thesis, the investigations of the structure and condition of thisbuilding were broadened including its usage and restoration history. Concerning the causeanalysis of the damages, the focus was on investigating the water and moisture balance as well as its effect on the mineral building-material. The investigation considers the origin of the salt, its distribution and its mechanisms of action. Based on the results of this investigation, a concept of measures was developed. The concept includes securing of the structure and of the cut-stone composition while taking methodical, technological as well as aesthetic aspects into account. In this regard, severalsupporting methods which improve the water- and moisture-balance are shown.


  • academic institution: FH Erfurt
  • kind of theses:  Masterarbeit
  • date:  2018
  • Language:  German

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