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Modernizing a medieval castle with a discreet lift

An Aritco lift makes a thousand-year-old monument accessible without compromising its historical charm.

Aritco offers accessibility solutions for any building

Historic buildings like churches, castles and museums need to be easy to access for everyone, but finding a sensitively designed solution to make these atmospheric monuments accessible can be challenging.

The medieval Burg zu Hagen Palace in Bremischen, Germany, was built over 1,000 years ago, so of course this ancient castle doesn’t meet today’s statutory accessibility requirements. As it’s a historic building that is bound by conservation laws, there are also strict regulations when it comes to renovations and extensions, so it wasn’t clear how it could ever become fully accessible. Then Aritco came up with a suitable solution – the Aritco PublicLift Access.

The lift that’s compatible with listed buildings  

To understand how the Aritco PublicLift Access helped modernize the 1000-year-old castle whilst respecting its heritage, we chatted to Jörg Klaaßen from Weser-Ems Lift who installed the lift and Stephanie Allmer-Stoessel, Head of the Cultural History and Local History Association.

Hi Jörg. Why was Aritco chosen for this specific project?

“We received a request from the castle in which they described their requirements for accessibility, and the need to respect the history of this culturally significant building,” explained Jörgen Klaaßen. “They needed a lift between floors that look discreet and have minimal impact on the building. Based on this brief, we considered the Aritco PublicLift Access to be the best solution,” he explained.

Hi Stephanie, are you happy with the lift and what do you like most about it?

“Yes, we are very satisfied”, said Mrs Allmers-Stoessel. “Some of my colleagues were skeptical at first, but now they agree that it was the perfect solution,” she explained. “We particularly like the large glass doors and walls and the neutral color which allows the lift to blend in well with the historic surroundings. It’s reliable and quiet so it doesn’t disturb our visitors when they’re admiring the objects on display in the art gallery. It’s exceeded our expectations as the entire building can now be used for both exhibitions and events thanks to the lift.”

Aritco has a lift solution for any building

Do you have a building that needs a stylish modern lift that has the least possible impact on its environment? Contact your nearest Aritco reseller to hear more about the different models on offer.

CN

ARITCO TRUNG QUỐC, THƯỢNG HẢI

02-b A102-b Wending Living Style Plaza
No.258 Wending Road
Xuhui District, Shanghai
China

Phone: +86 400 6233 121
Email: info.china@aritco.com

CN

ARITCO TRUNG QUỐC, SƠN ĐÔNG

504, No.32 Building, Tian’an Cyber Park
No.88 Chunyang Rd. Qingdao
China

Phone: +86 532 66736895
Email: info.china@aritco.com

DE

ARITCO ĐỨC

Aritco Deutschland GmbH
Widenmayerstrasse 31
DE – 80538 München
Germany

Phone: +49 7123 9597272
Email: info.germany@aritco.com

ESP

Aritco Tây Ban Nha

Avenida de la Constitución 24, nave 10
288 21, Coslada
Madrid
Spain

Phone: (+34) 918 622 552
Email: info.spain@aritco.com

SE

ARITCO THỤY ĐIỂN

Aritco Lift AB
Elektronikhöjden 14
175 43 Järfälla
Sweden

Phone: +46 8 120 401 00
Email: info@aritco.com

SEA

ARITCO NAM Á

35/5-7 Comet office building,
Krung Thonburi road, Khlong Ton Sai
Khlong San, Bangkok 10600
Thailand

Phone: +662 166 9944
Email: info.sea@aritco.com

UAE

Aritco UCác Tiểu Vương Quốc Ả Rập Thống Nhất

Aritco Lift AB c/o Business Sweden,
Concord Tower, 26th floor,
Office 2607, Media City
Dubai, UAE

Phone: (+971) 58 285 0719
Email: info.uae@aritco.com

UK

Aritco Vương quốc Anh

Prince’s Cottage
8 Cheyne Walk,
Northampton, NN1 5PT
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1604 808809
E-mail: info.uk@aritco.com