Modern industrial and commercial buildings have to comply with commercial fire protection regulations. A fire can produce huge damages. So organizing fire protection correctly is a key element of any security concept for a company. This includes, specifically, the use of fire resistant doors that securely section off individual parts of a building in an emergency, or seal off a building. High quality sheet steel doors ensure compliance with these requirements in the new Audi Terminal. Fire resistant and smokeproof doors made by Novoferm and individually configured to the specific requirements are fitted in all of the fire sections, e.g. between the storage areas, workshop areas, showrooms, administration or to seal off the staircases. The client was won over by their superb quality, exceptional functionality and attractive design.
Protective function and design
Novoferm specializes in steel doors. Fire and smoke protection specifications are core competences of the company. The widest range of variants right up to high quality customized models are possible.
Sturdy and solid, these steel doors are ideal for more than just the rough and tumble of daily workshop life. On the contrary, as shown here at Audi, their homely thick rebate and attractive surface finishes make them just as suitable for office and administration areas. Various types of glazing or customized models with specific colour coatings or laminates enable designs to be tailored to requirements.
Novoferm single and double leaf T30 and T90 fire resistant doors with statutory self-closing mechanism are installed in the new Audi Terminal. Customized solutions with electromechanical hold open mechanisms were installed in areas with particularly high traffic volumes. These doors are linked to the smoke detection system and close automatically in the event of an emergency. During the day, however, they remain conveniently open to keep the workflow fast and smooth. In other areas, such as the staircases, fire resistant doors with additional smokeproofing were installed to securely seal off the access areas in the event of fire.
In short: the right solution for each requirement. Ultimately, the huge choice of possible models, sizes and features together with Novoferm system solutions that were tailored to the property in question enabled the specific fire protection concept to be put in place exactly as required and efficiently in the new Audi Terminal. Functionally reliable, attractively designed, exceptional quality – to protect both lives and property.
Architecture as a form of brand communication. A totally new, stylish Audi Terminal has opened on Langenhorner Chaussee in Hamburg. Its design – incorporating high glass fronts and asymmetric façades – is part of a globally recognizable architectural language. A strong symbol of Audi’s progressive brand statement.
The building complex with 38,000 sqm of usable space spread over four floors is flooded with light and utterly eye catching. Showrooms can accommodate as many as 120 new and 250 used Audis. Its integrated virtual showroom makes this Audi Terminal a pioneer and still quite unique throughout Germany.