Silhouette zur Blütezeit der St. Antony-Hütte um 1843
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The Essen photographers Deimel & Wittmar have created a serial of photographs of the industrial archaeological excavation at St Antony.
St Antony was the first pre-industrial ironwork of the Ruhr (about 1750).
The remains of the foundations were excavated in 2007. The excavation is part of the industrial archaeological Park of the Rhineland Industrial Museum. The excavation had to be protected and made accessible for the visitors. Two information platforms are connected by a footbridge, that leads through the excavation. Information pillars accompany the lane and simultaneously contain all light technology.
The excavation is protected by a hot-dip galvanised steel bowl construction. The shell structure represents the most economic solution to achieve a minimal material used and column-free roofing.
Description form the architects