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  • Object
  • Unbekannt
  • Fundort: Berlin (Stadt)
  • frühes 18. Jahrhundert


The Humboldt Forum is a challenging construction site, because sections of the ground are unstable. All the architects who built here over the centuries have had to take this into account. Three hundred years ago, Johann Friedrich Eosander von Göthe had thousands of pinewood piles driven into the ground to a depth of up to ten metres. On top of the piles the builders placed a grid of wooden beams onto which they attached planks. This construction, parts of which still survive deep down in the ground, provided a stable basis for the palace's stone foundations. Today, the basement of the palace and the Humboldt Forum above it are supported by 40-metre-long concrete piles.

Detailed information

Involved Persons/Corporate Bodies
Period Produced
frühes 18. Jahrhundert
Exhibition Format
Holz; Kiefer
Länge x Durchmesser: 4,54 x 0,37 m
Places / Cultures
Fundort: Berlin (Stadt)
Exhibition Location
EG.202.03.B2 Treppenhaus 11
Exhibition & Module
DA02 Palace Basement / DA02 Foundation Stairwell
Owner/Managing Institution
Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss
Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss
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