New Holland Island, St. Petersburg, Russia

New Holland Island, St. Petersburg, Russia

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The "New Holland" building complex is located in the middle of the historic city centre of St. Petersburg and is a real landmark. The six buildings are located on an artificial triangular island of approximately 7.4 hectares.

At the beginning of the 18th century there were wooden warehouses for shipbuilding timber on the island, which were later replaced by stone buildings. This resulted in an ensemble in lime and clay brick construction with reddish facing brickwork on the facades.

In the course of a comprehensive new development, a multifunctional cultural and business complex was created on the site, which is integrated into the economic life of St. Petersburg.

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Construction project:
Wood preservation - windows and house doors Facade restoration Facade restoration / brick Waterproofing buildings - subsequent with ground contact Wood preservation Waterproofing buildings - restoration of masonry work Waterproofing buildings
Building type:
Historically protected / historically valuable buildings
Office and administration buildings
Commercial buildings
Short description
The buildings of "New Holland" have been restored several times over the years and have been repeatedly supplemented with new buildings and extensions. All buildings were damaged inside as well as on the facade and roof. The brick facades in particular, which were heavily soaked through, posed a major problem. In addition, damage to the masonry and the cladding of the plinths was detected. During the restoration of the brick masonry, the varying condition as well as the heterogeneous nature proved to be a particular challenge. There was also high salt content, which could be damaging to the building and therefore had to be reduced. Finally, the aim was to achieve the most harmonious possible colour matching of the stone surfaces.
Site address:
190000 St. Petersburg
Data sheet:
New_Holland_Report_61653.pdf Sonderdruck_New-Holland_61661.pdf
Date / completion:
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The structure showed cracks in some places, for which there were different causes. Improved statics and higher load capacity were achieved by stiffening the structures, frictional connection of the disturbed foundation and decoupling the components gate, passage hall and gate houses components. Particularly on the western side, intense blackening of the rock surface had built up, which was strongly interlocked with the ground. The deposits were composed of a mixture of soot and plaster. The cleaning process carried out in 1990 with the help of water could only result in a superficial cleaning. In 2002, the newly developed method of particle beam cleaning and cleaning by laser made it possible to remove soot and plaster without destroying the original surface.
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On the façade surfaces of Kaispeicher A, there was a lot of efflorescence and lime aging, both signs of penetrating moisture. The damage patterns indicated a lack of frost resistance as well as no protection against driving rain. The listed façade required extensive frost and moisture protection, but was not allowed to undergo any visual changes.
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