School of Art and Music Monheim

High design and sound insulation requirements

A showcase project, completed in 2015, is the new Monheim art and music school at the bustling Berliner Ring. Formerly spatially separated and to some extent provisionally housed in containers, a new building, which fulfilled all requirements for design and sound insulation had to be made available to the musical youth. Due to the glass façade, which runs completely around the building, the two parts of the building seem to float on a plinth. The structural shells were arranged on four offset storeys connected in the middle by a glass runner, behind the staircases and elevators. In order to meet the special requirements of interior acoustics, none of the teaching rooms is designed rectangularly. The rather trapezoidal spaces, with their unnatural shape, placed a higher demand on the concave-shaped outer façade and thus, on the surveying and structural engineering. Special attention had to be paid to the sound insulation. The sound insulation requirements were between 33 dB and 45 dB in the finished state. Due to the generous windows, the north-oriented art rooms also have optimum lighting conditions.

Completely fitted out with heroal systems

In order to be able to implement the particular design of the architecturally demanding building, particular emphasis was placed on system compatibility and the colour scheme. Thus, heroal was selected as the appropriate partner for window, door and façade solutions. In addition, thanks to our in-house coating system, heroal products offer excellent, long-term colour stability, gloss retention and weather resistance. The window elements of the heroal W 72 system were optimally integrated into the heroal C 50 façade solution in mullion-transom construction - thanks to the modular system design of heroal. The system fulfils the highest requirements for effective thermal insulation and this with a filigree viewing width of 50 millimetres. The installed windows had to be fitted with millimetre accuracy, since the prefabricated, sometimes up to 11 metre long, sheet metal panels allowed for no tolerances. With the door system heroal D 72, a solution was installed, which also withstands high levels of use - an aspect that should not be ignored in public buildings.

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The system for a wide variety of facade solutions

All designs of the tried-and-tested insulated heroal C 50 curtain wall system deliver excellent results, whether vertical or vertical-bending transom-mullion, transom-transom or mullion-mullion façade. The façade can also be used as a roof area, light roof pyramid or conservatory. Last but not least, the system offers creative freedom thanks to various cover and pressure profiles.

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Commercial door system for heavily used entrance areas

The heroal D 72 door system offers functional versatility with a range of opening types for typical heroal performance features. The tested and certified heroal system allows all conventional types of openings to be implemented, including tested emergency exits and escape routes (according to DIN EN 179/1125), ­automatic door systems, finger guard doors and burglar-resistant doors – also with the emergency exit door function.

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