Diathonite Acoustix in the museum complex of Brú na Bóinne, UNESCO heritage

Diathonite Acoustix in the museum complex of Brú na Bóinne, UNESCO heritage

Time of realization

3 months

Location

Slane

Nation

Ireland

Brú na Bóinne is one of the most important prehistoric archaeological sites in the world: it is located in the Boyne river valley in Ireland, about 40 km from Dublin. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993 and in 2019 it underwent some acoustic and aesthetic improvements, especially in the part that includes the entrance, the museum center and the restaurant: in those areas, the cork-based sound-absorbing plaster Diathonite Acoustix was chosen for its acoustic properties and for its porous look. In some cases it was then coated with our lime-based paint Limepaint, in the colors black and white. The application took place entirely on the ceilings using a plastering machine, with a thickness of 30 mm, reinforced by the fiberglass mesh Polites 140 and the waterproofing in negative pressure Watstop, as all the ceilings are below ground level.