Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Dublin Ireland Funcosil OFS

Aviva Stadium is a new stadium built in south Dublin, Ireland in 2010. It is owned by the Football Association of Ireland, the Irish Rugby Football Union and the Irish Government. Previously known as Lansdowne Road Stadium, it is built on the historic site, surrounded by residences, on Lansdowne Road in Dublin’s suburbs. It replaced the world’s oldest international rugby stadium, built in 1872.

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Stadiums / arenas / sport facilities
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As part of the new Aviva stadium, protection to concrete elements was required. Remmers Funcosil OFS was chosen as an environmentally correct impregnation to stair cores. Funcosil OFS is a flurosilicate hydrophobic impregnation for the protection of concrete.
Aviva Stadium
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4 Dublin
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The structure showed cracks in some places, for which there were different causes. Improved statics and higher load capacity were achieved by stiffening the structures, frictional connection of the disturbed foundation and decoupling the components gate, passage hall and gate houses components. Particularly on the western side, intense blackening of the rock surface had built up, which was strongly interlocked with the ground. The deposits were composed of a mixture of soot and plaster. The cleaning process carried out in 1990 with the help of water could only result in a superficial cleaning. In 2002, the newly developed method of particle beam cleaning and cleaning by laser made it possible to remove soot and plaster without destroying the original surface.
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On the façade surfaces of Kaispeicher A, there was a lot of efflorescence and lime aging, both signs of penetrating moisture. The damage patterns indicated a lack of frost resistance as well as no protection against driving rain. The listed façade required extensive frost and moisture protection, but was not allowed to undergo any visual changes.
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