UniversityView over the Roofs of the University Library
19 December 2022
Poster Calendar for 2023 can now be picked up from University Post Rooms
The Ruperto Carola poster calendar for 2023, which has just appeared, gives a rare glimpse over the roofs of the Heidelberg University Library. The large A2 format poster features a picture taken during the extensive restoration of the historical building in Heidelberg’s Old City. The current construction phase involves refurbishing work on the striking facade of the castle-like south wing and the roof structure. Since the building is concealed by scaffolding up to the roofs, craftspeople and the photographer are able to view elements that are otherwise not visible. These include high-quality rooftop artworks made of stone and iron. The restoration is taking place in close coordination with the heritage authorities, giving priority to preservation. Art restoration specialists replicate and replace elements that are too damaged to preserve. Moreover, the roof is being retiled, as before, in dark slate. The work on the south wing constitutes an important intermediate step in the multi-stage building project that began in 2009 and, in addition, comprises comprehensive rebuilding and extensions. Heidelberg Castle can be seen in the background.
Members of the university and interested individuals can pick up the new calendar from the internal post rooms in the university administration (Seminarstraße 2) and Im Neuenheimer Feld 367, room 021.