The new building for the German Social Accident Insurance DGUV in a prime location in the middle of Berlin, a new seven story building with 10,600 m² gross floor area, 8,000 m² usable floor space and 22 underground parking spaces, is not only an architectural highlight but also the implementation of a new type of room concept. Instead of conference tables, there are several communication zones which are accessible to everyone. That means: getting out of your own office to have a discussion with colleagues. The new building was designed by the architect's office Grüntuch Ernst Architekten and received a DGNB gold certification. The DGUV is the umbrella organisation of the accident insurance institutions for the industrial and public sectors. The central tasks of the statutory accident insurance are prevention, rehabilitation and compensation.
In the offices, INDULSNAP wall air passages were integrated into furniture trim elements above the built-in cupboards. To match the colour, the visible elements were manufactured in a custom colour similar to anodized bronze. The large conference room is very attractive: It can be divided into three units and has a large skylight for natural lighting. All wall and ceiling surfaces consist of large wooden panels. The INDUL linear diffuser is visually unobtrusive. It is completely black and visibly mounted between the panels.
|Object:||German Social Accident Insurance / DGUV Berlin|
|Proprietor:||German Social Accident Insurance / DGUV Berlin|
|General planner:||Ingenieurbüro DELTA-I, Berlin|
|Architect:||Grüntuch-Ernst Architekten BDA, Berlin|
|Linear diffuser systems:||INDUL linear diffuser customised INDULSNAP wall air passages|
|Specifics:||DGNB Gold Certified|
The supply air is divided into fine individual jets which distribute the supply air into the room at an angle of 45° alternately to the left and to the right. The result is an especially uniform air distribution with an optimal diffuse ambient air flow, and no noticeable draughts.
Kiefer Klimatechnik GmbH is a leading company in the field of ventilation, air handling and air conditioning technology. Our range of services includes consulting, planning and execution of systems for thermal comfort and industrial air conditioning, as well as the associated installation and maintenance. For more than three decades, Kiefer has also been selling high grade ventilation components worldwide, such as linear diffusers, wall passages, displacement outlets, chilled ceiling panels and concrete core cooling systems, developed in the company's own laboratories.
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