Hungary’s most significant Baroque-Rococo styled ensemble of monuments may get back its glory.
The main building, also called the museum block, of the Esterházy Palace of Győr-Moson-Sopron county, will be significantly renovated on almost 2400 m2. The reconstruction of the Palace in Fertőd continues in the execution of ZÁÉV and Fertődi Építő.
The consortium of ZÁÉV Épitőipari Zrt and the Fertősi Építő és Szolgáltató Zrt will carry out general tasks of the reconstruction works. As part of a project called “The touristic development of the Esterházy Palace of Fertőd”.
Magyarépítők.hu, based on the EU’s public procurement data, writes that the reconstruction will be done from 3.2 billion forints.
The cellar, the ground floor, the first floor, certain areas of the eastern part of the second floor, the-called “clock floor” and the belvedere will be involved. Moreover, there will be works carried out on the cellar and the ground floor of the block connecting the east wing to the main building. On the southern end of the eastern wing, the stairs and the connecting aisleway area of the first floor will be renovated.
The current reconstructions only include the inside spaces of the building and the restoration of the front stairs looking at the courtyard.
By opening-up of the ground floor, the original structure can be restored, thus making it possible to go around the ground-floor and the upper story. The stairs leading to the first floor on the southern end of the eastern wing will also be renovated. The executors will also work on different workmanships of restoration, which will involve working with stone, wood, metal and the painting of the building.
A new area perfect for organising different events will be created.
In the middle building, a new plumbing unit will be created. In this part of the Palace, those museum areas that were not involved in the reconstructions made between 2008 and 2012 will be given a new touch. On the second floor, a hall will be formed from the areas leading to the clock floor. Under the stairs that lead to this clock floor, a new plumbing unit will be built replacing the bathroom of the current Leopoldina suite. Apart from a projection room on the clock floor, the belvedere floor will give home to a new area perfect for temporary events alongside exhibitions.
When it comes to the belvedere, the old wooden ceiling will be reconditioned. Steel stairs covered with wood and plasterboard will lead the visitors up to the ceiling, while the existing stairs going from the second floor to the clock floor will be reconstructed.
Several, previously built-in overlays and division walls will be removed. The cellar of the main building will also go through some major changes, such as the removal of unnecessary cables and the changing of those is in bad condition.
On the ground floor, first floor, clock floor and in the exhibition rooms of the centre area central heating will be built in. The projection room will get a new system of air conditioning. Ventilation will be organised in a natural way, through the windows.
The security system of the Palace will be completed n some parts, and a new, passive informatics network will be built with three centres. Moreover, a new system of protection of property made up of intelligent elements will be provided.