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The "Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération"

Published on:Friday 25 March 2016


After 4 years of closure for a for renovation throughout, the "Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération" military museum has re-opened its doors in the first half 2016. The Mermet fabrics were selected for their performance, elegance and harmonious integration within a historic listed building.

In addition to new design and being brought up to contemporary standards, notably in terms of fire safety regulations for public buildings, it was vital to improve the preventive conservation conditions for the collections exhibited to the public.  Accordingly, the main solar protection objectives were to reduce the lighting ambiance to 50 lux and to balance out the morning and afternoon sunlight. The principle of interior roller blinds was favoured in order to maintain the integrity of the facades of this historic monument. A total of 160 blinds were manufactured by the company Franciaflex and installed by SFP, part of the Storistes de France network.


Mermet's expertise in the support of excellence

Depending on the orientation of the facades of each of the 3 themed spaces, a variety of fabric combinations was employed : Satiné 5500 colour 1006 Sable Bronze fabric: the 78 blinds installed directly against the glass of each window provide a view with subdued lighting of the dome of the building, an excellent glare control thanks to its diagonal satin weave, while optimizing the influx of natural light, a very good protection against heat and their allows harmonious integration with the facade as seen from the outside.


Aesthetic and decorative solutions

The superimposition of a second independent blind enables light to be regulated in line with the seasons. Also installed were:

  • 31 blinds with the blockout fabric Kibo 8500 colour 2020 Linen, placed directly opposite the display cases. Totally opaque and ideal for protecting sensitive exhibits, this top-of-the-range solution blocks out 100% of light rays and UV light, while its screen finish is perfectly coordinated with other interior screens.
  • 51 blinds in the exhibition halls opposite the gardens and its topiaries, in the Screen Vision SV 10% colours 0210 White Sable and 0707 Pearl. The open basket weave of this fabric allows to benefit an optimum transparency in order to give excellent vision to the outside and unrivalled intake of light which enhances the building's energy performance levels..

Mermet's fabrics now enable the Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération military museum to welcome its visitors in optimum conditions by providing perfect control of natural light and by protecting the exhibits.

© : Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération - Franciaflex - Storistes de France - SFP - Luc Boegly – Agence Benjamin Mouton – Philippe Maffre Architecte - Mermet SAS

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