Prestigious restoration projects often feature recreated building materials. As a matter of fact, in such projects our clients have very specific requirements. Think along the lines of colour and dimensions.
For example, the restoration of the former chapel of the Hageveld Minor Seminary in The Netherlands. The directive was to preserve the authentic architectural structure that was designed in the 1800s by Architect Jan Stuyt (1868-1934). The client chose original Impruneta terracotta tiles for the chapel floors and steps. We made sure that the colours matched the original historic structure. Also, floor tile dimensions were very specific. Hence, our producers manufactured bespoke custom molds for this project.
Another fine example of using terracotta to bring back the former glory of a historic building is the restoration and renovation of the Leipzig castle. The key to this project was to bring back the hidden historic elements of the building.