Scheduled to open in 2016, the unique facility will host a wide array of aquatic life, and ROCKWOOL solutions go some way to reducing the energy-related costs involved in maintaining such a complex project.
Situated on Russkiy Island, the Primorksy Oceanarium is to be comprised of 3 main areas: a dolphin pool with a total volume of 10,000 m2, scientific research laboratories and an exhibition centre measuring over 35,000 square metres. It will contain more than 500 species of marine and freshwater animals, including invertebrates, fish, birds and marine mammals showcased in thematic exhibitions.
The sheer size of the facility, coupled with the need to maintain continual, habitable conditions for aquatic life, requires a great deal of energy to maintain.
However, the facility features some of the most modern building materials, which help to alleviate some of the energy expenditure by creating a more holistically energy-efficient environment. ROCKWOOL insulation plays a key role in this process, reducing heat loss while simultaneously keeping the facility well ventilated in order to maintain optimal conditions.
ROCKWOOL insulation is actually used for various aspects of the facility, including in the facades and heating, ventilation and water-supply systems; generating a holistic environment in which aquatic life can be sustainably managed with lower energy consumption.
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