ANOTHER OLD TRADITION ASSOCIATED WITH THE BUILDING OF A NEW HOUSE IN GERMANY IS THE FIRST STONE CELEBRATION
AT old times, before starting construction, everyone who would build a house gathered in front of a new site, installed and decorated a symbolic pillar, the owners of the house treated the builders. This tradition should bring success and good luck to new housing.
Now this custom is not so often followed, modern life moves at high speeds, where there is not always a place for a holiday, although it must be admitted that the beginning of construction is an exciting moment. Future residents have high hopes for new housing: part of their lives will pass here, perhaps their children will grow up here. How comfortable, good and beautiful will this house become? This also worries designers, architects, builders: a house designed and built by them must stand for a long time, bring joy, decorate the street of a city or village. Therefore, the celebration of laying the first stone is a celebration of great expectations that must come true.
Designers talk about their plans, about what has already been done. Previously, the laying holiday was not the actual start of construction, in most cases it was the beginning of earthworks: excavation of a foundation pit, removal of land. But today the holiday can be held when earthworks have already been carried out and the designer can tell a lot of interesting things about what has already been done. The numbers are always impressive: when you find out that about 3.5 thousand cubic meters of land were taken out to build a new city house, 400 tons of steel for ceilings, 5,000 tons of concrete will be required, then you like it or not, but yo
u will admire the grandeur of the scope and the complexity of the work.
Another exciting moment!
The laying of a metal capsule, in which they put the project of the house, its description and the names of developers, designers and builders. As soon as this document is buried in the ground, it becomes historical: now only distant descendants will be able to read it, and it depends on those whose names are mentioned in this list, how long the new house will delight its residents.
YOU CAN VIEW THE FIRST WORD OF THE OWNER AT THE FESTIVAL OF “LAYING THE FIRST STONE” IN GERMAN ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL “WIP IMMOBILIEN GMBH”