Anyone who enters the Elbphilharmonie is immediately captivated by the individual charm of the new Hamburg landmark. As a combination of “Kaispeicher A” with its red brick facade from 1962 and a glass encased superstructure with a wave-shaped roof, the building represents a bridge between the past, the present, and the future of Hamburg.
The complex comprises a concert house with three concert halls, a five-star hotel with 244 rooms as well as 45 exclusive residential units. At 110 m tall, it is Hamburg’s tallest residential building. The Elbphilharmonie is also a popular attraction for tourists. From the “Plaza”, a viewing platform on the middle level between the red brick base and the glass superstructure, visitors can enjoy the view of the Elbe, harbour, and city centre.
About a thousand radiators from Kermi are installed throughout the whole building, including therm-x2 steel panel radiators, convectors as well as bathroom radiators in the hotel area.
Photo source: Naturpark Bayerischer Wald e.V.
The Border Station Bayerisch Eisenstein is a symbol of Europe coming together. During the Cold War, it was the only building which led over the state border. After the borders opened, the Naturpark Bayerischer Wald set up a Bavarian-Bohemian information centre here. In 2010 to 2012, the German side of the historic border railway station owned by the Naturpark Bayerischer Wald e.V. was refurbished. So apart from the existing nature park information centre, there is a restaurant, rooms for changing special exhibitions, an Arber exhibition, a ski museum and a permanent exhibition on the subject of “Trains and mobility”. The heart of the station is in the “catacombs”. The cross vaults and columns there provide ideal conditions for the European Bat Centre.
Heating panels and radiators made by Kermi make sure of a comfortable atmosphere for visitors and employees.
Photo source: Benedictine Abbey Metten
Nestled between the foothills of the Bavarian Forest and the Danube valley you will find the Benedictine Abbey Metten, founded in 766 B.C. The magnificent library is particularly worth a visit, as are the impressive collegiate church and the banqueting hall. For nearly 200 years now, the monks in the connected Gymnasium for modern languages and the “St. Michael” boarding school have been teaching Benedictine traditions and values.
For the extensive refurbishment work in the monastery and boarding school building, Kermi supplied the abbey with plan radiators and with the x-net underfloor heating system.
Photo source: Architekturbüro Gatz, Bamberg
A Levi-Strauss museum in Franconian Buttenheim? But Levi Strauss is the inventor of jeans? Correct! But he was an American? Incorrect! Levi Strauss was born Buttenheim in 1829 and emigrated to America at the age of 18. His life history and everything to do with the cult riveted trousers that he invented draws in visitors from all over the world to the small Franconian community. Due to the extensive interest, a decision was made to extend the museum into a neighbouring building from previously 136 m² to 500 m² exhibition space. Under the management of the architect Christoph Gatz, apart from the space gained for the museum, it is has even been possible to realise an exclusive Levis store on the ground floor.
In association with this, the x-net C11 knob system was laid from the x-net panel heating / cooling programme from Kermi GmbH. Over an area of 450 m², the heating system ensures comfortable warmth for visitors and employees at the museum.
Photo source: Kloster Mallersdorf
The museum of the Liesborn Abbey in the district of Warendorf is in the baroque residency of the abbot of the former Benedictine abbey in Liesborn. The extensive collection of the museum covers many areas of art and cultural history in the region. In the attics of the museum you will find the famous crucifix collection which includes works of art by famous artists such as Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys, Marc Chagall and Salvador Dali. It includes more than 800 objects and is unique in its size and status. In the early 70’s, in the attics and the southern wing of the abbey, a night storage heater was installed which made sense at the time and was cheap, but is extremely uneconomical today. For this reason in 2011, the rooms were insulated according to today’s standards, not only preserving the historic structural fabric of the old, listed building, but leaving it visible.
The Kermi x-net wall heating ensures an optimal room temperature for museum employees and visitors.
Photo source: Deggendorfer Stadthallen
The large district town Deggendorf, conveniently located on the Danube is considered to be the gateway to the Bavarian Forest. There is a wide range of culture on offer. The extension building on the Stadthalle commissioned in January 2009 opens up completely new opportunities. The well conceived hall concepts offer ideal conditions for large-scale events on around 2500 metres of floor space. Special value was placed on the building technology. Lorries can drive into the events hall, recessable energy points allow flexible use of all of the hall floor.
Optimal heating comfort and high energy efficiency are guaranteed by the C14 industrial panel heating made by Kermi recessed into the hall floors. Optimal energy utilisation is characteristic of surface temperature control, particularly in the low temperature range, as are a long service life and being maintenance-free combined with an even temperature profile and minimum air movement and draughts. Depending on the event, the heat demand can be precisely controlled. Ten heating circuit manifolds made of V2A stainless steel with up to nine heating circuits and a total pipe length of 7800 metres ensure optimal temperature control of the modern, future-oriented events centre.
Photo source: Niederwöhrmeier + Kief Architekten BDA
With just under 40,000 residents, Schwabach is the smallest of 25 independent towns in Bavaria. As the southern-most partner of the Middle Franconian axis of towns Nuremberg / Fürth / Erlangen / Schwabach, the town also represents the connecting link between the city region of Nuremberg and the southern countryside around it, in particular the District of Roth and the new Franconian area of lakes. Apart from making needles, beating leaf gold is traditionally the most important production branch in the rich history of craftsmen and industry in Schwabach. During the heyday of the gold beating industry, which can be proven to have been in Schwabach since the 16th century, a total of 127 businesses existed in the 1920’s. In 2009 there are still five gold beaters who continue to export the traditional product from Schwabach all around the world. The traditional handicraft will now have a permanent exhibition dedicated to it in the Schwabach Stadtmuseum which is having a new annexe built especially for this purpose. The clear and modern architectural language of the generously proportioned extension using the materials concrete, glass, and steel offers a delightful contrast to the old building, a former barracks building and to the newly set out museum park.
The Kermi x-net underfloor heating system ensures an optimal room temperature is an environment steeped in history.