This majestic building, rising in Kaszubska Street in Szczecin, is a building where criminal and civil cases are dealt with, as well as some activities related to the execution proceedings. At the same time, however, it is a noteworthy building from an architectural point of view, which perfectly emphasizes the fence we made.
Creating a forged fence
To complete the project of fencing the District Court in Szczecin, we needed as much as 17 tons of raw materials. Dozens of flat bars, sections and rods were used to create a fence, a gate, and decorative details that harmonize perfectly with the building in front of which they were placed. Each stage of work, which was done by Kowalstwo Przemysław Szymański, was connected with the necessity of harnessing classical blacksmithing techniques. Not many modern tools could help here. What was needed were skills that the masters of this profession have been boasting about for centuries, such as manual processing of steel on an anvil and precise shaping of elements.
Securing the fence – unfortunate administrative move
Both balustrades or platforms, as well as fences of this type, require appropriate preparation before they are exposed to weather conditions or urban smog. Everyone familiar with professional smithery knows this. Unfortunately, the investor of the discussed project did not follow the creator’s recommendations in this case, as a result of which the fence was powder painted in the final stage. It is worth noting that hot-dip galvanizing would be a much more durable form of protection against corrosion while saving the project costs.