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Glass Facades & ETICS
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In the city of Celle, facade elements made of glass were integrated into a thermal insulation composite system (ETICS).

The city of Celle with its castle and charming half-timbered houses is not only the gateway to the Lüneburg Heath, through which tourists from all over the world flock year after year, but primarily the home of around 70,000 people who are long-established or in the upheavals of the past six decades have found a home in the city of Lower Saxony. The local Südheide eG housing cooperative is one of the housing companies that see their responsibility in guaranteeing them not only the proverbial “roof over their heads” but also contemporary living. A large part of the inventory of almost 3,000 apartments that the cooperative has comes from the 1960s and 1970s.

Energy efficient and attractive

The settlement on Wilhelm-Deecke-Straße on the outskirts of the city was built in the style of the time at the end of the 1960s. Under the multi-storey residential buildings there are elongated rows of houses with arcades, through which the respective apartment can be accessed. Despite the building structure being in satisfactory condition, the cooperative decided to extensively renovate and modernize the district. There were several reasons for this: On the one hand, due to the construction period, there were considerable deficits in terms of energy efficiency, on the other hand, the arcade houses offered favorable conditions for the installation of elevator towers, which is a decisive step on the way to a residential landscape without barriers.

In view of the exposed residential location, it made sense to combine the thermal insulation measures with a more attractive design of the facade, and to create additional living space in the course of the renovation on the top floors.

The upgrading and redesign of the facades of their houses has met with a positive response from tenants.

It is a good thing for the housing association that the implementation of ideas in building projects is discussed and weighed up with industry and executing trades. Michaela Gehl, deputy board member, believes that the key to success is to combine the high quality of the product with the quality of the workmanship. The housing cooperative has always had good experiences with the design of lively and colorful facades with products from the Caparol range.

For example, the planner and property consultant Axel Schmidt-Adlung suggested integrating the “Airtec Glass” and “Airtec Glassic” glass facades from Lithodecor (DAW Group) into the Capatect thermal insulation composite system (ETICS). It is a ventilated, rear-ventilated facade made of color-coated safety glass panes, some of which are glued to lightweight concrete supports, and which are attached to an aluminum substructure. A mineral wool insulation belonging to the system with the WLZ 032/035 is used as thermal protection. Expert adviser Nikos Philippou from Lithodecor with his special knowledge was also consulted on this question. In the end, the decision was made to upgrade the ETICS through the use of glass facade elements on the gable surfaces of selected houses.

At Wilhelm-Deecke-Straße 12, the impressive gable design saves you having to search for the house number.

Combination facades have been enjoying increasing popularity for some time, also knows Caparol project manager for special constructions, Jörn Gehrig. "The interplay of different materials and surface structures offers planners and building owners the opportunity to give facades a permanent and individual appearance." Therefore, the energetic renovation of existing facades should deliberately deviate from the usual standard. It is the combination of plaster surfaces and facade coverings such as ceramic or natural stone as classic, rear-ventilated facades that makes Caparol facades so special.

Business card on the gable

Construction manager Dieter Giemenz pointed out that such a solution required extensive preparatory work on the gables affected. The first thing to check was whether and how the gable walls could withstand the loads of the elements. The adjustment of the joint pattern to the circumstances and the harmonious integration of the logo into the centrally arranged glass facade section also required considerable effort.

The showcase of the residential complex is the designed gable of Wilhelm-Deecke-Str. 2, in which the logo of the cooperative printed on the glass is backlit. An acrylic plate prevents the LED lamps installed behind the glass from illuminating the area selectively. In the dark, the business card of the cooperative in the red-violet original color of Südheide can be seen as a symbol for contemporary, modern living. In order to keep the financial expense as low as possible, outside lighting ensures that the logo as a trademark of the housing association remains clearly visible even after dark.

The upgrading and redesign of the facades of their houses has met with a positive response from the tenants as well as the replacement of windows and doors in the course of the renovation and the replacement of the concrete with steel balustrades in the arcades. As far as the creation of barrier-free apartments is concerned, the board said that the cooperative would consistently continue on the path it had chosen. For this purpose, she has set up a model apartment, in which the building technology can be adapted to the different needs of the residents thanks to its modular structure and the equipment largely exploits the possibilities of barrier-free living.

Wolfram Strehlau, Caparol

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Object: Redevelopment area Wilhelm-Deecke-Strasse in Celle

Executing companies:

Hibbeln GmbH, 38304 Wolfenbüttel

Malerbetrieb Nowatschin, 29227 Celle

Horst Matejat GmbH, 2903 Bergen

Christian Meyer GmbH, 29227 Celle

Products: Lithodecor



Source: Malerblatt 03/2016