Marat Zhikharev, the Aluminum Association “Construction” project manager, spoke in his report “The specifics of aluminum structures application in areas of historical development” about the introduction of self-supporting shells based on aluminum, and called it the realization of individual approach in construction. The speaker mentioned good examples of the Zaryadye Park in Moscow, the Ostankino TV tower, Palace of Pioneers on Vorobyovy Gory.
- Restoration and reconstruction of buildings using aluminum solutions is a global trend today. Examples of buildings that have been reconstructed or restored with aluminum solutions can be found in many countries: Italy, Great Britain, Spain, France, Canada and others. We are no exception, - noted Marat Zhikharev.
- Today, member companies of the Aluminum Association offer a whole range of aluminum solutions for restoration and reconstruction activities: various kinds of translucent aluminum structures, including self-supporting structural shells, hinged facades, and systems of three-dimensional facade elements based on aluminum profiles, small architectural forms, etc. Solutions based on aluminum have a number of advantages: aluminum structures have low specific gravity, characterized by high corrosion resistance, strength, durability and aesthetic properties. This makes aluminum the most efficient material for reconstruction and restoration of buildings and iconic objects. Besides, aluminum plays such an important role in the context of the circular economy cycle as a possibility of almost endless processing. Examples of reconstructions using aluminum translucent structures: Polytechnic Museum in Moscow, Ostankino TV tower gallery and Conservatory named after Rimsky-Korsakov in St. Petersburg. Modern aluminum solutions harmonize with historical constructions: the inclusion of aluminum entrance groups equipped with access control systems and function of evacuation exits, allowed not only implementing reconstruction of the “Space and Engineering” pavilion at VDNH (Exhibition of Economic Achievements), but also gave new functionality to the building.
Aluminum translucent structures, suspension subsystems of ventilated facade, as well as elements of decorative lighting facades were used in the implementation of reconstruction programs for clinics and cinemas in Moscow and the Public Center in Tatarstan.
In case of new construction objects in the historical building zone, aluminum facades are used which imitate the texture of stone, wood, brickwork, as well as decorating buildings systems of volumetric facade elements based on aluminum profile.