Hernergut Bathing Pavillion in Horgen
This is the winner of a Medal
A Rococo-style bathing pavilion (1899-1900) on the shores of Lake Zurich, featuring an elegantly segmented arched bridge connected the land to the artificially poured island, surrounded by roughly hewn sandstone walls. The pavilion is built of yellow Muschelkalk limestone with a copper roof. Complete restoration, including foundations, facade shell, roof, interior stucco decorations and furnishings, and the environment, took place between 2002 and 2004.
In particular, the foundations (rotting wooden posts and corroded load bearing structure) were replaced by a new steel structure which was then sealed in concrete. The building is now the scene for a variety of cultural events.
“For the remarkably well-researched and flawlessly executed restoration, on private initiative, of an exquisite Rococo-style lakeside bathing pavilion.”