Berliner Bogen, Hamburg, Germany
The modern office building Berliner Bogen has been designed as a house-within-a-house. Inside the building one finds a massive component whose ceiling panels are suspended from the steel arches that cover the entire space. The Berliner Bogen is encased in a glass shell of 14,000 sq. m. in a crest-like shape. The entrance is found here, which provides access to the maintenance installations, such as work platforms and gardening equipment, which are designed as conservatories. From the central section, eight trapezoidal transverse sections fan out. They lead to the outer shell of the building. The conservatories between the eight entrances are spread out across the entire height of the building. Visitors can reach the spacious foyer via a wide bridge in the main axis of the building. At the end of this main axis is a terrace directly overlooking the canal.
The indoor climate of this building dominated by glass is regulated by Uponor Contec concrete core activation (18,000 sq. m.). Given the size of the surface areas, concrete core activation constitutes an efficient and energy-saving solution that incorporates thermal ceiling panels to cover the basic loads. The main components of the system consist of factory-made prefabricated pipe matrices, the Contec modules. They are equipped with solid polyethylene pipes (PE-Xa pipes) according to the Engel method measuring 20 x 2.3 mm. The heat generated inside the building is absorbed by the cooling elements, which are installed in concrete and filled with cooling medium, and then dispatched outside the building. This way the building will maintain a pleasant indoor climate even in summer, and temperature amplifications are avoided effectively.
Varicool heating and cooling panels were installed to the meeting room's ceiling. The new hydronic system replaced the old fan coil unit system. Varicool system is a radiant heating and cooling system. The panels do not heat or cool the indoor air directly but the surfaces what radiant covers.
Le bâtiment d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche pour l’Institut Mines-Télécom intègre un système de dalle active sur une surface de 40 000 m2. Le bâtiment économe en énergie accueillera une gamme variée d’activités propres à l’Institut Mines - Télécom : formations, recherches, transfert et innovation.
Thermal concrete core activation with Uponor Contec provides economical, energy-efficient and sustainable building temperature control in the new landmark Adlershof Science and Technology Centre.
A hygienically optimal drinking water installation was integrated into the new office complex – thanks to Uni Pipe PLUS within a very short time.
First radiant ceiling cooling renovation project in tropical climate – Singapore
La dalle active Uponor est intégrée depuis 2017 dans l’immeuble Delta Green, bâtiment tertiaire de 4600m2 comprenant 4 niveaux. Celui-ci est le premier bâtiment de la région tout à fait autonome en énergie.
Uponor were nominated as the sole supplier for radiant heating systems for the Sunesis Schools schemes, with Main Contractor Willmott Dixon. Sunesis is a Joint Venture between Scape and Willmott Dixon, built on the combined experience of public sector know-how and private expertise. They are the market leader in delivering pre-designed buildings across a range of market sectors. Every design has a defined layout, specification, fixed cost and timescale to construct. The full benefits of a full BIM model are also utilised.