After ten years of construction, the Federal Chancellor officially opened the James Simon Gallery in Berlin on July 13th. The gallery was named after James Simon, one of the most important patrons of the National Museums in Berlin, and is considered the keystone of Berlin's Museum Island, which began 180 years ago.
The building constructed by star architect David Chipperfield serves as an entrance area and connection for the five other museums on the Museum Island. The linear diffuser INDUL and the wall air passage INDULSNAP were installed in the new visitor centre and reception building with gallery and auditorium. These diffusers ensure an uniform air distribution without noticeable draughts for maximum comfort for visitors and staff.
Planning offices and architects commissioned to build museums always have to consider how best to integrate ventilation and air conditioning technology at an early stage in the design process. The technology can then be optimally integrated into the existing architecture – without having to compromise on the design of the exhibition rooms.