Idrija mercury smelting plant
Arkova ulica 50
State of repair
Aim of retrofit
Center za upravljanje z dediščino živega srebra Idrija
Bazoviška ulica 2, Idrija, 5280 Idrija
Aleš Hafner, univ.dipl.inž.arh. - Gea Consult
Mestni trg 5, 4220 Škofja Loka
Institute for the protection of cultural heritage of Slovenia
Delpinova 16, 5000 Nova Gorica
Ministry of Culture
Maistrova ulica 10, 1000 Ljubljana
Concrete frame structure filled with bricks and windows
Concrete frame structure with masonry walls in between. All walls, except in the basement, are additionally thermally insulated with EPS panels on the inside of the building, and a cement spray performed over them.
The window openings remained the same, and the windows were replaced with ALU windows with double-layer thermopane glazing.
The roof is made of reinforced concrete beams, to which a wooden substructure is attached. The asbestos roofing has been replaced with a new suitable corrugated roofing. The roof is thermally insulated with soft mineral wool 25 cm thick, and the inside is lined with OSB panels, which are treated with cement spray over galvanized welded metal mesh.
In some parts of the industrial plant there were additional modules (toilet, seminar room, elevator) established. They are heated and therefore also isolated as separate modules in the building.
In addition to the visitor centre all other parts of the building are kept very close to the initial state to serve the demonstration of the process. Areas where visitors stop (presentation elements, toilets) are separated from the other non heated areas.
DOMESTIC HOT WATER
A boiler on pellets was constructed to heat the visitor centre. The radiating floor heating is in use in the visitor centre and radiators in other areas.
Combined with heating system.
RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS
Boiler on pellets is used to generate heat for heating and hot domestic water.
Voluntary certificates: No