The goal of this restauration was to achieve a result that was very respectful of the original object, while ensuring the structure’s viability and its longevity. Therefore, the team combined historical craftmanship and the use of modern high-performance materials. Assembling details were designed with meticulous care to guarantee good water evacuation and ensure a long-lasting healthy structure. Then each detail was reworked on at the construction phase with the roofing contractor, to ensure faithful reproduction of the sheet metal ornaments.
The bell tower’s wooden structure and the bell support were old and fragile. They were consolidated while conserving the original materials and structural logic. The bell tower’s covering was originally in welded galvanized steel, a construction technique that is no longer available nowadays. Thus, the team opted for a covering made of tinned copper whose visual result is very faithful to the original aspect and configuration. Finally, discreet architectural lighting fixtures were integrated to display the bell room without competing with the lighting of the pavilion’s main dome.