Published: August 11, 2021
Published: August 11, 2021
Taking a Road Trip Across Polish Landmarks Protected by PPG Coatings
As you might already know, our paints and coatings help protect many famous buildings around the world. Hop on our road trip through Europe – our second stop is Poland! Let us show you some of the buildings that we protect there. We will scale a tower, take a look around an airport and then visit not one, but two museums. All the time remembering that these landmarks are protected by PPG paints.
Starting in the capital of the country, PPG SIGMA COATINGS® are protecting the roof and antenna of the Warsaw Spire, a magnificent tower built in Neomodern style. The tower comprises numerous office spaces and crawls up to a height off 220-meters, making it the third tallest building in both Warsaw and the whole of Poland. The Warsaw Spire buildings complex was opened in 2016 and has won many prestigious architecture awards since then.
Copernicus Airport Wrocław
Not so far from the Czech border, in the city of Wrocław, airplanes take off and land at Copernicus Airport. PPG STEELGUARD™ and Sigma Coatings are ensuring the metal construction of the airport can withstand the most extreme weather conditions. They also enhance the stability of the steel-framed structures in the event of a fire.
Due to its proximity to NATO barracks, Wrocław airport is very often used by US Air Force transport aircraft. Have you ever taken a flight from there?
Historical and Science Museums in Warsaw
Now we are returning to the capital city of Warsaw for a visit to a historical museum! Our Steelguard and Sigma Coatings were also applied to the metal construction of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, located on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto. The postmodern building, built from glass, copper and concrete, opened its doors to visitors in 2013. In 2016, POLIN Museum won the European Museum of the Year Award. It is must-visit for history and also architecture fans!
POLIN is not the only museum in Warsaw protected by our Steelguard and Sigma Coatings. Copernicus Science Centre contains over 450 interactive exhibits that enable visitors to carry out experiments and discover the laws of science for themselves. The protection of this science museum is just one of many activities PPG is conducting to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
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