Reconstruction of Roman rammed earth buildings in
Xanten Archaeological Park,
Germany

The Romans brought the rammed earth construction technique, typical of Morocco, to the Lower Rhine. The reconstruction of two-storey tradesmen houses was undertaken on the basis of the structural theory recorded by Vitruvius; the fi rst record of this kind that has been handed down.

New grounding with piled foundations next to the historic two-storey load bearing rammed earth buildings

Construction works 
2007 to the present

Services Ziegert | Seiler Ingenieure

  • Structural planning
  • Earth building consultation
  • Site supervision of earth building works

Architect 
Dr. Peter Kienzle, Architekt
Archäologischer Park Xanten


Publication

Archäologischer Park Xanten