Dachstock Juli 10The last day of our summer camp was, in a way, the first day of the next phase here in ZEGG, since even as the last guests were still saying their goodbyes, busy hands were already helping to prepare the most intensive construction site in ZEGG’s history: the rebuilding of the western and southern sections of the roof and attic of our main building, the Uni. By clearing the “Dachstock” seminar room and dormitory and fetching much of the needed construction material, they ensured work could already start early in the morning of Monday, August 3.

A lot has already happened since then. Working closely with the roofing subcontractors, the roof tiles of the western section have been removed and stored to enable the roof to be insulated from the outside and then re-tiled later.  First, however, the carpet flooring in the seminar room had to be carefully covered to protect it from the unavoidable dust and dirt of a building site. Three protective layers each covering 300 m² – it all had to be completed in one day. And thanks to our hard-working summer guests this was indeed possible.  At the same time, members of the ZEGG construction team and specially invited working guests were busy removing the plasterboard walls from the southern section (where the Saisoniers usually stay) and carefully bagging up the cellulose insulation materials for later re-use. A very dusty affair!
As if that were not enough: In order to fulfil fire protection regulations and also to create a more attractive entrance for our “New Seminar Room” in the main building’s eastern basement, work also started on re-landscaping the earth and natural stone features there.
The timeframe for this construction site is tighter than for any other previous ZEGG building work: on October 8, the Dachstock seminar room will be needed for our next large-scale event, the Living-Dying-Celebrating festival congress. So there is a lot to do before then. The main work is being carried out by subcontractors from our region but the ZEGG construction team will also be involved in a significant way. And the whole ZEGG community will also be facing the challenges of living with the noise, dirt and access restrictions.

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ZEGG – Center for Social and Cultural Design

Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 89
14806 Bad Belzig

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The ZEGG is a community of about 100 adults and children. How can we create a sustainable and creative life and an awake awareness to promote issues of love and sexuality, ecology, community, and create policy. We invite you to visit us, especially our summercamp.

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