Securistyle Case Studies

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Knorr Bremse Technology Centre

LOCATION
Munich, Germany

PRODUCT
Parallel Plus

CLIENT
Knorr Bremse AG

ARCHITECT
ABH Architekurburo Heese GmbH

BRIEF
The project architects, ABH Architekturbüro Heese, designed the building based on a remit that combined contemporary design with traditional Arab culture.

DETAILS 
Established in 1905, Knorr Bremse became the largest brake manufacturer for rail vehicles in Europe. Designed by ABH-Architekturbüro Heese, the Knorr Bremse Technology Centre in Munich was completed in 2004 and features Securistyle’s Parallel Plus hinge systems.

Knorr Bremse employs approximately 3,800 personnel, including 33 trainees in four different locations in Germany. The Knorr Bremse Technology Centre features 750 motorised parallel vents, all of which are triple glazed and feature motorised blinds within the glazing.

The technology centre contains offices and research areas, as well as training, seminar and conference rooms. A fully glazed façade ensures the building enjoys plenty of natural light and the glass curtain walling within the building provides a good all round view of the building inside and out.

As with the other heavy duty hinges developed by Securistyle, the Parallel Plus hinge is manufactured from high grade 304 austenitic stainless steel which provides increased strength and guaranteed long-term resistance to corrosion. It is also fully supported by a 12 year guarantee*.

*More details available on request