Dyckerhoff and the Celtic Museum of Glauberg
One of the largest Celtic settlements in Europe was discovered in 1988 during an exploratory flight over the Glauburg area. Excavations conducted between 1994 and 1997 by the regional cultural heritage authority of Hesse unearthed the tombs of three princes that were found to be full of funeral objects. Also among the discoveries was the Prince of Glauberg, a life-sized statue of a warrior in an excellent state of preservation.
The Land of Hesse decided to build a museum and a research center, close to mound no. 1, in order to display the objects and allow the public to visit the site.
Dyckerhoff contributed to the construction of the museum by supplying the material to realize the marvellous white cement slab floor. The visual concrete slab flooring was made with Weiss Face CEM I 42,5R, which was used throughout the museum. The light-colored continuous concrete slab is practically devoid of visible joints, and for esthetic reasons even the joints between the floor and the walls throughout the building were sealed with a plastic material.
The Celtic Museum has received the “Auszeichnung vorbildlicher Bauten im Land Hessen” award, which is conferred to buildings that “set the example” by the Land and the regional architectural and urban planners association.