• Address:

    Obrněné brigády 615/1, Cheb, Czech Republic

  • Client:

    City of Cheb

  • Description of work:

    Restoration works

  • Realization:


The library building was built in the Art Nouveau style between 1909 and 1910 based on the legacy of Daniel Kreuzinger, important factory owner from the Cheb. Architectural studio Loos in Teplice made a design and the Cheb construction company of Franz Kraus implemented the construction works. Inauguration of this building took place on February 12, 1910. The new library included at that time a home-reading department, a reading room and a large hall for 300 people for various city society events.

We have implemented this works for the Municipality of Cheb as a part of the project of the General Renovation of the City Library Facades and Roofs. The subject of our works was the restoration and renewal of stucco relief elements. Disrepair of the exterior decoration of this historical house, built in the early 20th century in the Art Nouveau style, required professional intervention. In addition to damage relief decoration due to degradation over the years, or improper intervention of the older facade repairs, the loss of some elements of relief decoration occurred in some places. We have restored a large figural relief with twelve figures, bordered by a rich Art Nouveau decor. This embossment is created in a sculptural perspective abbreviation, and Daniel Kreuzinger, the donor of the library, is probably its central figure. We also restored decorative plant reliefs, of which it was necessary to remove various colors and plaster deposits, which sometimes completely obscured relief decoration plasticity. On the northeast facade was necessary to reconstruct an unpreserved decorative relief completely.
Preliminary to the implementation of the work, we carried out for the Municipality of Cheb a scientific research and restoration project proposal for further realization.