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Old City Hall Bonn

The Old City Hall, centrally located directly on Bonn’s Marktplatz Square, was built by an electoral master builder from 1737 to 1738 in the Baroque style, but not fully completed until 1780.

Even Germans who have not yet been able to view this sight in person will recognize the impressive gilded stairway: when Bonn was the capital of the nation, this stair often provided a dignified backdrop for important historical events, such as the addresses given by important politicians like Theodor Heuss, Charles de Gaulle, John F. Kennedy, Mikhail Gorbachev.

A long-overdue renovation of this representative building—so important for Bonn—was undertaken in 2010. The € 4.4 million construction project was financed by the economic stimulus programme Konjunkturpaket II and donations from the association Verein Altes Rathaus.
In addition to replacing the technical amenities and renovating the facade and roof, the windows of the building were renovated. The ornamental front of the City Hall sports seven window axes.
The windows were of course renovated on the inside as well.
So it was only natural to commission WAND & RAUM in conjunction with the architectural firm Rittmannsberger to create the new window dressing, not least on account of our  broad general understanding of fabrics in historic buildings, but above all because of the experience we gained in the Baroque Augustusburg Palace in Brühl.

Wand & Raum is honoured to have furnished the decorations for the Tapestry Room, the Star Room, the Lord Mayor’s Room and the fraction rooms of the parties CDU and FDP.

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