SHADOWS OF PREVIOUS DAYS – A JOURNEY INTO DIGITAL RECONSTRUCTION
In November 2011 the listed state rooms on the second floor of the Viennese city palace Am Hof 2 were largely destroyed by fire. The historic rooms on the ground floor, the monumental, marble-clad bank service hall and the wood-panelled club rooms all suffered badly from other consequences of the fire such as water and smoke damage. Planning and concept development for the reconstruction of the interior elements made of various materials was carried out be a team of specialist conservators in close collaboration with the Bundesdenkmalamt (Federal Monuments Office). This paper will confine itself to describing the planning, concept development and production of the sample areas for the wooden elements although in practice concept development for all materials ran parallel.