In the course of the energy-oriented renovation at Stadtwerke Karlsruhe, a new interior and workplace concept was developed. The task assigned to architectural office Scope,
based in Stuttgart, was to come up with a design language for the newly modernised offices that would reflect the values of the company whilst retaining its traditional heritage. Through its INDUCOOL panels, Kiefer was able to meet both the technical and visual requirements to bring about this exceptional working environment.
The Kiefer INDUCOOL chilled ceiling panel forms a visual and functional whole, in combination with fabriccovered acoustic sails. The overall visual tone, with understated white surfaces, is deliberately accentuated with elements of colour, and the work islands of the open-plan offices are reflected in the zoned ceiling design. In addition to optimum room acoustics, the partly hinged acoustic sails make these ceiling areas accessible for maintenance and enable access to control equipment. Furthermore, the INDUCOOL chilled ceiling panel occupies just 5 % of the total ceiling area, making such tasks even more straightforward. For the larger, openplan areas, a cooling load of 50 W/m² can be comfortably attained with just a double air exchange rate.
|Object:||Head Office Municipial Utiltiy Karlsruhe|
|Proprietor:||Municipial Utility Karlsruhe|
|Planner:||FC-Planung GmbH, Neustadt a.d.W.|
|Architect:||SCOPE Architects, Stuttgart|
|Construction volume:||14.000 m²|
|Products:||Chilled Ceiling Panel INDUCOOL|
INDUCOOL cools with air and water. Most of the thermal energy is removed quickly and economically by cooling water. High-quality air diffusers ensure a high degree of comfort and optimum air distribution
Kiefer GmbH is a leading company in the field of ventilation and air-conditioning technology. The range of services includes consulting, planning and execution of plant engineering in both comfort and industrial sectors as well as installation and maintenance. For more than 3 decades, Kiefer has also been selling worldwide high-quality ventilation components, such as linear diffusers, wall passages, displacement outlets, chilled ceiling panels and modules for concrete core cooling, all developed in the company's own laboratories.
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