Prague 2016 | Innovation & Sustainability

EC1 (West Part) 3D Cinema

AfghanistanAfghanistanCompany Name : PRB Andrzej Janicki

Project description

EC1 is the oldest Łódź power plant. It was established in 1907 and served the residents of the city until 2001. Revitalization of the historic building required very close cooperation with a restorer and all materials used had to meet specific requirements. Inside the building there is a modern 3D cinema in the form of a sphere. Use of a triple layer of plasterboard using curved and acoustic boards gave the desirable acoustic performance of sound insulation of RW min. 65 dB fulfilling at the same time the fire resistance requirement at REI 60. The contractor had to follow stringent construction requirements, consisting of bending the boards in two directions – internal and external which in turn created a ball effect. Respect for historical values, the original equipment facilities, and at the same time the need to work within the attractive post-industrial climate for buildings and interiors for the new features was a priority and a great challenge as well.

Contractor

PRB Andrzej Janicki

The company P.R.B. Andrzej Janicki was founded in 1983. The company’s activity has focused on the broader construction sector. In the course of many years of activity we have completed for our customers’ projects in the field. In 2007, the company expanded its operations to the design department which significantly supports building construction, industrial as well as individual projects and implementation of the department’s activities. It also conducts independent design and consulting for both individual clients and investment.

Benefits
Fire protection
Double layers of plasterboard Rigips Pro DF 15 type for the requirements of fire protection
Acoustic insulation
Triple layer of plasterboards using curved and acoustic plasterboards gave the acoustic effect of sound insulation of RW min. 65 dB

Key Achievements

  • Extremely high requirements regarding sound solution were fulfilled and all the project requirements were successfully met
  • Fruitful partnership with the contractor – invention of a new solution
  • High aesthetics thanks to the contractors’ excellent workmanship  

Key Challenges

Revitalization of the historic building from 1907 required the close cooperation of a conservator and all materials used had to meet specific requirements. Use of triple layer plasterboards using curved and acoustic plasterboards gave the performance of sound insulation of RW min. 65 dB and at the same time fulfilled the conditions of fire REI 60. The contractor had to follow stringent construction requirements, consisting of bending the boards in two directions – internal and external which in turn created a ball effect. The consequence of this was the launch of standard production of Rigips PRO Aku plasterboard at Rigips – Stawiany plant. Thereafter the plasterboard was introduced to our regular offer and metal studs were added at the construction of the dome.

Stakeholders

Building owner:
EC1 Łódź – City of Culture
Architect:
Mirosław Wiśniewski Urban planning and architecture
Main contractor:
PORR S.A. Skansa S.A.
Photographer:
Jerzy Borkiewicz/Szymon Janicki
Saint-Gobain Team:
Radosław Augustyniak