Prague 2016 | Plasterboard

Bologna Archaeological Museum

ItalyItalyCompany Name : CARTARREDO DESIGN SRL

Project description

The building that hosts the Civil Archaeological Museum is located in the historical centre of Bologna, close to the ancient Church of Santa Maria della Morte and Hospital, built in 1289. After about three months of works the Museum reopened its doors to the public with a completely newly restructured exhibition room which acts as an innovative showroom space. Here there is an example of an expositive wall which has mechanical resistance, surface hardness, fixing capability, fire protection, and clean and linear finishing. The most significant works are linked to the fixtures and the technological fittings, which were carried out following a well-defined project philosophy 1) modify the original wall structure as little as possible 2) camouflage the fixtures and fittings as much as possible 3) position the heating/air-conditioning machines in such a way as to not interfere negatively with the artworks, and ensure optimum hygrometric levels to conserve the show pieces.

Contractor

CARTARREDO DESIGN SRL

Cartarredo Design – Dedar is an acronym of furniture design. The company was founded in 1976 by Nicola Fabrizio, the Italian furniture design industries manager, and his wife Elda, who share a passion for fabrics and carpets. Freedom of inspiration, elegance, expressive power, taste for experimentation, love for the precious quality and the wide color range are the essence of the creations of Dedar.

Benefits
Fire protection
Fire Reaction / Duragyp A1 Activ’Air – Class A1 Exhibition rooms
Impact resistant
Impact resistance / Duragyp A1 Activ’Air Exhibition rooms
Indoor air quality
Air Quality / Duragyp A1 Activ’Air – Absorption and neutralization of formaldehyde, used in Exhibition rooms
Load bearing guarantee
Ease of equipment / Duragyp A1 Activ’Air – hanging of caskets, paintings, exposition items, used in Exhibition rooms
Productivity gain
Very short project deadline was made Exhibition rooms
Stability
Duragyp A1 Activ’Air + Metal Stud – Mechanically validated wall lining used in Exhibition rooms FIRE PROTECTION Fire Reaction / Duragyp A1 Activ’Air – Class A1 Exhibition rooms HIGH DURABILITY AND IMPACT RESISTANCE Impact resistance / Duragyp A1 Activ’Air Exhibition rooms INDOOR AIR QUALITY Air Quality / Duragyp A1 Activ’Air – Absorption and neutralization of formaldehyde, used in Exhibition rooms LOAD BEARING Ease of equipment / Duragyp A1 Activ’Air – hanging of caskets, paintings, exposition items, used in Exhibition rooms SITE PRODUCTIVITY Very short project deadline was made Exhibition rooms 123456

Key Achievements

  • Close collaboration between plasterer, project & structural consultant and Gyproc in studying the solution
  • A new example of expositive wall, which could be replicated in future works, was designed and built

Key Challenges

Exhibition scenes specifically studied to guarantee the following:

  • Ease of equipment (fixing of objects such as paintings etc.)
  • High mechanical resistance and surface hardness
  • Adequate fire protection
  • Clean and linear finishing in details, with the insertion of loopholes for air-conditioning system, pocket doors and niches for radiators
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Quick installation
  • Minimum intervention on existing walls

Stakeholders

Building owner:
Istituzione Bologna Musei – Comune di Bologna
Architect:
Manuela Faustini Fustini
Main contractor:
Cartarredo Design srl
Photographer:
Lorenzo Bartoli
Saint-Gobain Team:
Matteo MarianiAlessandro CamelliniMatteo Ederle