The Great Stupa


Restoring the Splendor of The Great Stupa

With many vibrant colors, the Great Stupa is one of the most beautiful structures in the Western hemisphere, and four exquisitely ornamented entry gates architecturally distinguish it from any other stupa in the world.Designed to last 1,000 years, the Great Stupa was built with a specially designed concrete to help it endure the dramatic freeze-thaw cycles and harsh climate at the site’s 8,000-foot elevation. These extreme weather conditions— especially radical temperature swings and intense UV light—are also particularly tough on paint, prompting lower quality, less-durable formulations to peel, flake, fade, and degrade more rapidly than a premium high-performance protective coating.After researching various high-quality architectural finishes, the maintenance team decided that an ultra durable product from APV Engineered Coatings, called NeverFade Façade Restoration Coatings, offered the optimal performance properties needed for protecting the building facade and preserving color vibrancy in the harsh climate.