One of the best attractions in Rijeka city is the Rijeka astronomy center which it has opened in 2001. The center is repurposed second World War military fortress and represents the biggest ever investment in Croatia’s technological culture. The architectural design of the center based on a minimalistic exposed concrete structure. The astronomy center includes an observatory and a planetarium which is the only digital planetarium in Croatia. Inside the planetarium the main hall offers 50 seats where the guests can enjoy projections (live presentations) of the skyline and celestial objects or watch films on astrology and underwater world, which are displayed on an 8m diameter dome above their heads.
With the building being finished entirely by concrete the construction plan included the insulation of the concrete roof and walls with insulation foam boards for achieving the best energy efficiency of the building and protect it from weathering. In that case, the project itself required an absolute waterproofing of the concrete substrate throughout the whole structure. While the sensitive electronics equipment of the astronomy center required vapor barrier protection in order to ensure its safe operation.
To protect and waterproof the structure, HYPERDESMO®-PB-2K the highly elastic bitumen-extended polyurethane liquid membrane was used for the best humidity barrier solution. HYPERDESMO®-PB-2K with its excellent mechanical properties It offers advanced concrete roof waterproofing performance for green roofs, inverted insulation waterproofing roof applications and is considered as the industry standard in bitumen extended polyurethane liquid membranes for more than 15 years. For the priming AQUADUR was used. ALCHIMICA’s first and revolutionary water-based epoxy coating/primer which ensures the strengthening, stabilizing and sealing of concrete providing remarkable adhesion.
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ALCHIMICA’s products have been used in one of the most important business hub destinations in northern Iraq, the World Trade Center Erbil. The infrastructure provides a business platform for international and local companies that are based in Erbil offering a lifestyle that adds technology, luxury and comfort to business life.
Apart from the essential roof waterproofing applications, the building required specific below ground waterproofing solutions in its foundations and concrete slabs at the beginning of development. In addition, advanced waterproofing systems were required in the podiums and planter boxes that had been designed and chosen to upgrade the building’s energy efficiency and at the same time to create a nature-friendly urban environment.
The exposed concrete roof waterproofing system based on the HYPERDESMO® System was used for the waterproofing and protection of the roof with a total area of 3000 m².
For the waterproofing of the planter boxes, ALCHIMICA’s waterproofing system based on the certified HYPERDESMO®-PB-2K was used offering exceptional waterproofing performance. While the foundations and retaining walls were waterproofed using the HYPERDESMO-PB-MONO products. The system’s incomparable waterproofing performance along with its exceptional mechanical properties and its anti-root resistance, was the best of option for the waterproofing of the structures in a total area of 2.000 m2.
The foundations and slabs of the Empire Avenue building in IRAQ have been waterproofed using our bitumen extended polyurethane products, HYPERDESMO-PB. The system’s incomparable waterproofing performance along with its exceptional mechanical properties and its anti-root resistance, was the best of option for the waterproofing of the structure.
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HYPERDESMO®-PB-2K was chosen to waterproof the podium in Boulevard Heights , thanks to its CE mark certification for 25 years expected working life and its mechanical and chemical features, it is ideal for podium waterproofing.
The waterproofing of the podium area was completed with the waterborne epoxy primer AQUADUR , with its track record of more than 20 years of successful use as primer for the HYPERDESMO® line of products and the self-leveling polyurethane with bitumen material HYPERDESMO PB-2k.
The application works have been done in Presidential Palace in Chisinau, Moldova, in 2018. The waterproofing of a podium area with the waterborne epoxy primer AQUASMART DUR and the self-leveling polyurethane with bitumen material HYPERDESMO PB-2k. The sand has been spread over the all surface for the following placement of the tiles.
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The foundations of the National Museum of Archaeology of Peru have been waterproofed using our bitumen extended polyurethane products, HYPERDESMO-PB. The system’s incomparable waterproofing performance along with its exceptional mechanical properties and its anti-root resistance, was the best of option for the waterproofing of the structure that will become the home of Peru’s history and cultural heritage.
ALCHIMICA’s solutions for waterproofing and protection were used in Pinéa residences, located in the hills of Ballouneh in Mount Lebanon, near Beirut. Standing atop the hills of Ballouneh, Pinéa is a gated community stretching over 17.000 sqm, offering 232 simplexes and duplexes, built around a central common garden that brings the residents together in a community-like atmosphere.
HYPERDESMO® polyurethane liquid membranes with their durability, flexibility, breathability and resistant properties, were implemented in different and complex application areas successfully, providing the necessary guarantee regarding the protection of substrates and further ensuring the safe completion of the project.