Promenade (1912), Milano Marittima – Italy
The promenade in Milano Marittima, a seaside district in the City of Cervia (Central Italy), has been renovated by creating cycle paths and footpaths out of natural materials and adding rest areas.
The promenade has been re-surfaced with various types of material and now includes areas made from the decorative MAPEI COLOR PAVING® system with a thickness of around 8 cm.
COLOR PAVING ADMIX, a ready-mixed, multi-purpose powder, was used. The surfaces were then treated with MAPEWASH PO, a biodegradable vegetable oil-based surface set retardant with a curing effect.
MAPEWASH PROTEX, a temporary protective gel for substrates, was also used to prevent MAPEWASH PO from being absorbed.
Lastly, a strip of land next to the beach was stabilised with the new product MAPEI COLD PAV 1, a fibre-reinforced powder binder used for the construction of foundation layers and road surfaces with a high working load.
Isabella D’aragona Public Gardens, Bari - Italy
At the beginning of the 16th century the Duchess of Bari, Isabella D’Aragona, managed to calm the hostility of the people of Bari towards the Imperial power represented by the city’s Swabian-Norman castle. The gardens running around the castle were named in her honour.
Extensive redevelopment of the gardens commenced at the beginning of 2017 and, over the next few years, they will become a large park and pedestrian area running around the outside of the castle.
During the works the old asphalt paths were completely replaced with decorative exposed aggregate concrete, using aggregates from local quarries.
The use of sustainable, locally-sourced materials and the system’s ease of installation, cost-effectiveness and low maintenance requirements were the main reasons for choosing Mapei COLOR PAVING® system.
On the side of the road, a 170 m long cycle path was also created using the MAPECOAT TNS FAST TRACK system.
Area in front of the Casino and Palazzo Del Cinema, Venice Lido – Italy
With the construction of the paved area in front of the entire block incorporating the Casino and Palazzo del Cinema, it looks like Venice International Film Festival wants to make an even more concrete display of its artistic renaissance.
The system of choice for the installation, sealing and grouting of the 12,000 m2 of new surface in white, natural stone was the MAPESTONE System.
MAPESTONE TFB CUBE pre-mixed screed mortar for decorative stone road surfaces was used to install the stone.
The grouting operations were carried out with MAPESTONE PFS2, a pre-mixed mortar with high mechanical properties used for grouting joints.
Sealing of the expansion joints was carried out with MAPESIL LM, a neutral silicone mould-resistant sealant with BioBlock® technology for movements up to 25%.
Piazza Del Mercato And Old Town Centre, Spoleto – Italy
Emergency maintenance work was recently completed in Spoleto on the underground water, sewage and gas systems in Piazza del Mercato and some streets in the old part of the town.
The renovation work included demolishing the existing road surfaces and replacing them with new ones. To resurface the roads, 144,970 old basalt cubes setts measuring 12 x 12 x 20 cm thick, were removed and then reinstalled using the MAPESTONE system.
The installation bed, with an average thickness of around 10 cm, was formed from MAPESTONE TFB CUBE pre-mixed mortar consisting of special binders and graded aggregates. To guarantee the durability of the work, the specified thickness of the substrate on which the stone surface was installed was 15 cm and it was made from concrete reinforced with synthetic structural fibres.
The joints were grouted with MAPESTONE PFS2 pre-mixed mortar, characterised by its high mechanical properties and its excellent resistance to de-icing salts, seawater and freeze-thaw cycles.