• Stained glass of Francisco Brennand completely restored.
  • In danger structure.
  • Crack in stained glass pieces.
  • Outside completely damaged.
  • Broken glass.
  • Destroyed sidebar.
  • Stained Glass disassembly.
  • Down of the panels.
  • Withdrawal was performed with the accompanying of structural map.
  • Packaging panels in exclusive boxes.
  • Drawers made for receiving the panels.
  • Removal of damaged columns.
  • Manufacture of new metal parts.
  • Welding the new structure.
  • Completely new structure disposed in the Atelier Jobson Figueiredo.
  • closing the grid.
  • Washing of parts in cage especially made for the restoration of Chefs stained glass.
  • Clean panel.
  • Initial situation of panel #125.
  • Disassembly of panel #125.
  • Removal of damaged corners.
  • New corners for panel #125.
  • Restored panel #125.
  • Assembly of all panels.
  • Final adjustments in the assembly.
  • In 2009 began the restoration of stained glass of Francisco Brennand that was finished in the middle of 2010. The artwork, dated 1976 was executed by Arte Sul of São Paulo and is composed of one hundred twenty-eight panels distributed in about ten meters

Chesf Stained Glass - Brennnad

The service included a rigid methodology to maintain the organization of all four thousand one hundred and sixteen glasses. It all started with the preparation of the construction site, which included the closure of sidings on the outside (in the garden) and internal (on the stairs of Chesf). After isolation, was made the dismantle the stained glass, where all one hundred twenty-eight panels were photographed to record, numbered and stored in drawers specially built for the occasion. With this record was made a detailed damage map to security the service.

After dismantling, the next step was to build a new support steel structure. For this new structure, the iron (which was the used material) was substituted for stainless steel in order to dramatically  reduce rusting. The pieces were produced in the workshop of Jobson Figueiredo in Igarassu under Severino Gomes command. The new beams and stainless steel support bars were taken to Chesf and assembled in the building with translucent glass, thus the structure was ready and waiting for the restored stained glass pieces.

All panels removed undergone a cleaning process in three steps: washing with water, with kerosene and with sodium bicarbonate. After washing, the next step was the replacements. Each panel has a recovery according to it needs, some of the panels were in good condition, but most needed interventions. Hundreds of jobs have been carried out, the most common problems were: broken glass, lead deteriorated, inadequate materials of ancient botched restoration. For the broken parts were blanks in the same format on paper and later in new glass, dismantled the dashboard and made replacement. This surely was the most laborious and meticulous service of the entire restoration.

The last step was the installation of the restored stained glass that had the damage map support, enabling a correct assembly to the end. The restoration of stained glass of Francisco Brennand brought the original beauty  of the artwork of and brought new life to the building of Chesf, which has its lit staircases with colorful light of the master e piece.
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