Object:

Twin towns chiselled in stone

Subtitle:

Artistic paving on the Europaplatz in Limburg

Date:

10.09.2012

City:

Limburg, Germany

Completion:2012
Task:

Coat of arms made from paving stones laid in the pedestrian zone

Size:

80 m²

Products used:

PCI Pavifix DM drain and screed mortar, PUR joint grout PCI Pavifix PU, PCI Carraflott NT thin-bed, medium-bed and flowable adhesive

Owner:

Town of Limburg

Architect:

Alois Jung Pflasterbau, Hadamer-Niederzeuzheim

Company:

Alois Jung Pflasterbau, Hadamer-Niederzeuzheim

Specialist advice:

Rainer Martin,
Dipl. Ing. (FH) Oliver Marek

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The picturesque town of Limburg can look back on a long tradition. This also includes its historical twinning with 3 towns: Sainte Foy-lès-Lyon in France, Oudenburg in Belgium and Lichfield in Great Britain. To pay special tribute to these relations, Limburg officials decided to have an impressive (ground-level) image made from paving stones laid on the Europaplatz in the town.  Together with the paving specialist Alois Jung, the Office of Public Works planned a circular painting made from various paving stones which depicts the coats of arms of the four towns and is approximately 80 m² in size. Working closely with technical consultant Rainer Martin from the construction chemicals specialist PCI Augsburg GmbH, they were able to complete the project successfully within six weeks. The square in front of the Mayor's office is adorned with a circle, ten metres in diameter, made from basalt, marble, granite and porphyry. To create a solid, well-draining substrate which is also aesthetically pleasing at the same time and can withstand the everyday challenges of traffic and weather, the planners and paving specialists turned to well-established PCI products.