Renovating the world’s largest museum for future generations
The baroque splendour of Russia’s State Hermitage houses millions of artworks, including the world’s largest collection of paintings. Spread across the bank of the River Neva in St Petersburg, it is a collection of buildings dating back as far as 1764, each characterised by lavish, elaborate architecture.
Any refurbishment of such a priceless cultural monument needs to be carried out with great care and in a way that respects the building’s age and complexity. ROCKWOOL stone wool was an ideal choice for the roof insulation, as it fits easily into uneven spaces and once installed, provides the fire protection that is so important in such a valuable and frequently visited building. The RUF BATTS® roof insulation used at the State Hermitage also help to keep the building at an even temperature in a city with hot summers and freezing winters.
Today, ROCKWOOL stone wool is helping ensure that millions of visitors can continue to enjoy the Hermitage’s vast collections in comfort and safety for many years to come.
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