ISOVER makes headlines

For its new headquarters in Berlin (Germany), German press group Axel Springer decided to build a building renowned for its unique architecture and exemplary environmental properties. And it's partly down to ISOVER.

The Axel Springer group’s new headquarters, designed by the famous architect Rem Koolhaas, stands out starkly in the Berlin cityscape with its cubic shape and gold anodized aluminum and tinted glass façades. Its 45-meter high grand atrium traverses the building like a valley to - according to the architect - break the isolation of digital workers. 

Visually impressive, the 13-level building has a floor area of 52,000 m2; it is equally impressive in terms of its sustainability. In addition to the air-conditioning and ventilation systems with a total power of around 325,000 m3 per hour, the smoke extraction system is designed to maintain energy consumption as low as possible to achieve and maintain DGNB Gold certification.

Around two-thirds of the air conditioning ducts - a total of around 24,000 m2 - have been insulated with 30-mm thick lamella mats made from ISOVER’s CLIMCOVER non-flammable glass wool, because this product provides maximum thermal insulation and high acoustic insulation as well. ISOVER’s CLIMCOVER lamella mat is lined with a fire-retardant aluminum mesh film that is extremely tear resistant, prevents condensation from forming on the ventilation ducts and ensures better quality air. For this, it has been certified “Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort” Gold.

Photo Credit: ©Ed Züblin AG.