Prague 2016 | Innovation & Sustainability

Stefan Cel Mare Airport

RomaniaRomaniaCompany Name : TEST PRIMA

Project description

Founded in 1932, “Stefan cel Mare” International Airport has served tens of thousands of passengers. In August 2013 modernization and construction works started, which included the modernization of the air terminal using innovative materials and the construction of a new control tower. These works incorporated performance products achieving acoustic performances, high protection against humidity and fire resistance. The main challenges of this project were remodelling the space whilst increasing the capacity of the air terminal, acoustic treatments and interior and exterior closing with Aquaroc cement boards. In addition, the CW structure was replaced with an UA metallic structure in order to neutralize the strong wind pressure above the walls. All external metallic frames and exterior ceilings were also covered with Aquaroc cement boards in order to make them stronger. The project overall is an example of high quality and durable construction work.

Contractor

TEST PRIMA

Test Prima is a private company founded in 1992 that started its activities with plumbing and heating works. Today, the areas of the activity are trade of construction materials and providing construction services.

Benefits
Excellent aesthetics
Gyptone® Quattro 20
Fire protection
Rigips® RF
Impact resistant
Aquaroc
Moisture resistance
Rigips® RBI
Speech intelligibility
Gyptone® BigTM Quattro 41

Key Achievements

  • Aquaroc is becoming more and more common for exterior closing in Romania, setting forth the advantages of dry linings: low costs and reduced execution time.
  • Performances above regulatory requirements: noise reduction, fire protection and moisture resistance.
  • High quality and durable construction works.

Key Challenges

  • Keeping the original building of the airport terminal but using innovative materials to achieve objectives: it was necessary to remodel the space whilst increasing the capacity of the air terminal, with the application of acoustic treatments in order to control noise.
  • The control tower, completely new, was designed using Aquaroc cement boards for both interior and exterior closing, whereas the control room benefits from acoustic treatment due to Gyptone BIG Quattro 20 and Gyptone BIG Quattro 41 sound absorbing ceiling tiles.
  • Making the metallic structure as strong as possible so as to resist to strong winds during winter time: The CW structure was replaced with a UA metallic structure in order to neutralise the strong wind pressure above the walls. All external metallic frames were covered with Aquaroc cement boards, even the exterior ceilings in order to make them stronger.

Stakeholders

Building owner:
Suceava city hall (autonomous administration)
Architect:
Arhitectura Grafica Design
Main contractor:
TEST PRIMA (Mr. Lucian Juravlea)
Photographer:
Arhitectura Grafica Design
Saint-Gobain Team:
Heisu Peter-Willi