The $45m renovation project, designed and managed by the Brazilian-Italian architect, Tommaso Gaudencio Bezzi, added more exhibition space—increasing from 12 to 49 galleries—audiovisual areas, immersive rooms, interactive spaces, as well as the restoration of the Versailles-inspired garden in front of the museum.
The Penetron System was specified to treat the Ipiranga Museum’s below-grade structures in the main complex and for the new building. PENETRON ADMIX, a crystalline concrete waterproofing admixture, was added to the shotcrete application on the museum’s basement walls and all the rooms, beams, and tunnels in the area. The ready-mix concrete suppliers provided PENETRON ADMIX-treated concrete needed for the foundation slab and retaining walls of the new building. PENEBAR SW waterstop strips were installed to seal all non-moving construction joints.
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