WIT Press


Long-term Review To The Rehabilitation Of The Collegiate Church In Konigslutter, Germany

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR010271

Volume

55

Pages

8

Published

2001

Size

2,036 kb

Author(s)

S. Niederhagemann

Abstract

The collegiate church Konigslutter was erected in two steps. In the first period the eastern section with choir and transept was built by the emperor Lothar von Siipplingburg (1075-1137) with groined vaults and lavish ornaments. The west- ern parts were completed less expendable and only with a flat roof. Later on the master builders erected also groined vaults in this section, but the load bearing walls were not strong enough to compensate the shear loads from the vaults. This was the reason for the recurring statically problems. In 1693 the vaults collapsed under the big pressure. Nevertheless the vaults were rebuilt without the necessary reinforcing measures. In the 70** of the last century similar problems had been detected in the construction. Cracks in the apex of the

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