New life for Palazzo Diamanti in Ferrara


MICROFLEX flexible piping system for energy savings.

Watts was chosen as a reliable partner for the renovation of the magnificent Palazzo Diamanti in Ferrara. iMartini Srl, an MEP engineering firm operating in the plumbing and heating sector, used the Microflex pre-insulated flexible piping system to create the cooling and heating system, notably in the interior spaces in which the correct level of indoor comfort had to be guaranteed in order to protect the artistic heritage.

Detailed Description

Palazzo Diamanti

The Palazzo Diamanti art gallery has been the property of Ferrara city council since 1832 and it is used to host exhibitions of international renown. Designed by court architect Biagio Rossetti and built for Sigismondo d’Este, the palazzo earned its name thanks to its distinctive diamond ashlar facing.

Installers' experience

Quick and flexible installation
“The low weight and exceptional flexibility of the product – claims Vittorio Martini, owner of the MEP company – allowed us to create the system in a space that is full of extremely valuable archaeological relics without harming the precious artistic heritage. The piping is ideal for creating long underground circuits, easily negotiating obstacles and adapting perfectly to the trench excavation characteristics".

The system's flexibility and the use of approved fittings are among the key strengths of the Microflex piping system, allowing the creation of large size HVAC systems with significant energy savings.

“We are very pleased with the results because the system is highly functional – Vittorio Martini continues – it is easy to install and capable of adapting to the various requirements of the project, while allowing us to build the system in a short space of time.”

Fast delivery and reliable products

The MEP engineering firm's technical department head Fausto Ghirardi explains: “Working in collaboration with Watts engineering department, the Gianluca Boselli sales agency, and the designer, we were able to create an innovative system that assures an optimal return on the initial investment. We were also assisted by the Gianluca Boselli sales agency throughout the entire installation phase and during after-sales activities.”

“The quality of the service received and the prompt delivery times greatly facilitated our work on the project. In particular, distributor Idraco provided exceptional service in supplying the Watts products to a site located in the restricted traffic zone of the old town centre.”

In the Microflex flexible piping system, fluids are conveyed safely and reliably, without thermal losses and with excellent insulation. This made it possible to optimise the performance of the Palazzo dei Diamanti heating and cooling system.



Italy, Ferrara