Museum M9 – Mestre (Italy)

Museum M9 Mestre, Venezia, and the fire and smoke resistant solutions by San.Co


San.Co is one of the main suppliers for the interior construction of the new M9 museum in Mestre with various fire and smoke solutions.

The M9 museum in Mestre, opened at the end of 2018, was one of the most expected museum projects in Italy. An innovative project, made with highly ecological and last-generation materials and construction techniques. While interactivity is the leitmotif of the experience of the visitors, ecology and energy efficiency have been the guiding principles of the project. The Sauerbruch Hutton studio was the winner of the international architecture competition.


M9, with its 10,000 square meters, is not only an important museum project but one of the most significant urban regeneration operations in recent years. A great opportunity for rebirth for the center of Mestre and for its citizens. The new M9 Mestre museum, museum of the 900, is thought to talk about the past century with the optics and technologies of the new millennium.


The role of San.Co in the path of birth and design of the redevelopment of the area of ​​the new M9 museum was a crescendo that led it from a simple supplier of wooden fire doors to become a main player for the development of technical solutions in various parts of the building. San.Co has provided its technical support both in the design phase and in the implementation. The Mestre museum, in facts, has allowed the company to show all its versatility, developing and realizing solutions tailored to the needs of such a particular and challenging project.


Specifically, San.Co has supplied and installed the fire rated wooden doors LZ58.60.39 (fire resistant EI 60, soundproofing Rw 39dB) – Isofire L120 (fire resistant EI 120) – Isofire LM 58.60 (wooden leaf hung on steel frame, fire resistant EI 60) – Isofire LZ V&V EI60 (double action doors without lock fire resistant EI 60).


Additionally, wood claddings, false ceilings, lockers and bookshop furniture and the reception desks were supplied. All of this items were made following the principle desired by the architects: the use of the baubuche.

San.Co worked also in the auditorium, the flagship of the M9 Museum, for which the doors, the coverings and the baubuche ceilings were provided.

All items have been certified for fire reaction in class B, s2-d0 and for fire resistance according to EN 1634-1.


M9 is one of the custom made projects that symbolizes the company’s technological evolution