Sound insulation

Zelenograd, Russia

The meeting point between tradition and modernity

Moscow is the symbol of historical stratifications, which is why it welcomes modernity more easily and is now more open to new developments. But while representing the architectural vanguard, Moscow is strongly marked by the conception of proletarian art: the theory of social condensers.

This project focuses on a program that aims to recover the tradition of sociality. The cinema is a place that, due to its function, represents this emblem.

Photographer Denis Esakov was able to capture the essence of the Russian theater tradition.

The technical pillars of the intervention

To avoid the reverberation of the sound of the central hall used for shows, it was necessary to design a solution capable of ensuring high levels of acoustic insulation and commensurate with the challenge of the harsh Russian winters.
Diathonite Acoustix+ is the natural cork-based plaster perfect for combining the needs of acoustic and thermal insulation in a single solution.

Diasen , with its highly breathable lime and water based paint, provided the ideal solution to finish the sound absorbing and sound insulating plaster Diathonite Acoustix+: thanks to its high breathability, Limepaint helps to regulate the hygrometric balance of environments, preventing the formation of mold and contributing to indoor well being, guarantees a solution capable of keeping together aesthetics, functionality and protection.


NRC = 0.75

Average between the frequencies 250HZ, 500HZ, 1000HZ, and 2000HZ which describes the sound absorption performance on a material.

Thermal conductivity

λ = 0.075 W/mK

Thanks to the right mix of raw materials, high thermal insulation performance is achieved.

Reaction to fire

Classe A1

Classified in class A1 according to UNI EN ISO 13501-1. No flame generation and no smoke emission.

The Zelenograd theater represents a project with a strong cultural imprint. A project that, through its architectural forms, is at the same time a stylistic dedication to tradition and modernity.

Used products

Diathonite Acoustix+

Premixed plaster for sound insulation and for the creation of sound-absorbing coatings for walls and ceilings. Ecological product, formulated with natural raw materials. Thanks to its improved sound-absorbing capacity, the plaster eliminates reverberation and reduces reflected noise. The product also has high breathability, good thermal insulation characteristics, dehumidifying capacity and excellent reaction to fire. The porosities that characterize its structure and the presence of natural hydraulic lime also make the plaster bacteriostatic and anti-mold.

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White lime-based finish for interiors. Characterized by excellent covering capacity, it has high breathability.

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