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Modernizing the Museum am Burghof

The Museum am Burghof, located in that trinational corner where Germany, France and Switzerland meet, is the cultural heart of the Lörrach region. It is devoted to the history and culture of three countries but one region, and is as such the only museum of its kind in Europe. This provides a contextual framework for its exhibitions. It cooperates in a network with many partners across Germany, France and Switzerland. This means that it is often at the focus of exciting projects that engage and involve the local population and offer a comprehensive calendar of events.

The museum’s staff are constantly busy organizing these events and the changing exhibitions. In the past it was often necessary to transport heavy or bulky exhibits via the narrow staircase, and in many cases there was the question of access for persons with a mobility impairment. In cooperation with the Lörrach-based architectural practice of Freuschle + Buehler, IS INDUSTRIE SERVICE solved these problems by attaching an impressive lift shaft of steel and glass to the exterior façade of the historic museum building.

The impressive lift tower was built in 2002, at the same time as the modification and partial renovation of the museum. This is one example of IS INDUSTRIE SERVICE’s conventional steel structures. The façade is entirely of glass in order to give the structure the feeling of lightness. IS INDUSTRIE SERVICE was appointed to design, plan, manufacture, erect and commission the tower, which extends from first floor to attic level. This is an extremely convenient addition which allows easy and safe transport of exhibits from one floor to the other, and also provides a good access option for persons with mobility problems.

Steel structures and façade engineering

IS INDUSTRIE SERVICE GmbH is a medium-sized enterprise active throughout Europe. We offer comprehensive services in the fields of structural steelwork, metalworking and pipeline construction, apparatus and plant construction, service and maintenance. Plant relocations and the transportation of heavy goods round off our portfolio. We also work with our South Carolina subsidiary, using their expertise to implement projects in North and South America. Our production area has been expanded to 3900 m2, which means IS INDUSTRIE SERVICE is now able to realize complete steel projects ranging from planning, manufacturing, enamelling and assembly to worldwide delivery of more than 9000 t annually. Modern process planning ensures smooth operations. A team of 170 employees is responsible for proposals management and complete order processing to ensure full customer satisfaction.

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