Digestion Tower of a former sewage treatment plant is extends 2010 the Emscher Island to the artwork in the frame of the Ruhr over a length of 34 km and a width between 30 to 2,000 meters between Oberhausen and Castrop Rauxel. On the occasion of the year of culture, the island should be – upgraded with various projects. Among other things the artist Silke Wagner is install a mosaic composed of more than five million small stones on the exterior of the old lazy Tower of the wastewater treatment plant of Herne, which deals thematically with the protests of miners in the Ruhr area. the egg shaped building, crowned by a terrace to noisy on a curving staircase is 15 proud meters high. But before the 600-square-metre mosaic in best gloss could shine, some preparatory work were required: the digester was cleaned and gutted. Rupieper reconstructed the defective casing with shotcrete and subsequent filling to create a sound basis for detention for the mosaic.
Finally, the concrete, the conditionally dismissed by the tooth Time and the associated corrosion of reinforcement, many large damaged areas and deep holes on. It was a challenging task to restore the surface. The measures could be performed within the time schedule so that the artist just in time finish the mosaic work of art inch by inch opening with Minister-President Jurgen Ruttgers to May 29, 2010. Worth a trip, because an installation that documented the life of a typical family of the area under the title “Beating worlds” on several screens is located inside of the lazy Tower. The cinematic space installation will be presented by the Munich artist duo M + M. After 2010, the digester to a cultural centre to be transformed. Description of the company specialises in the engineering team of Rupieper building preservation since 2003 fully building renovation and strengthening of concrete structures specialized. As consulting engineers with many years of experience in the conservation of concrete structures, Rupieper BWE has expertise in many challenging projects demonstrated. Appropriate references can be found on the website of the company. Company contact: RUPIEPER building preservation GmbH & Co.KG Detlef Rupieper Poppenbeck 10 48329 Havixbeck Tel: 02505-948930 E-Mail: Web: PR contact: Silvia of Rachi communication Silvia Rutter Wrede str. 8 48268 Greven Tel: 02571-957784 E-Mail: Web: