Double Floors and Mirrored Ceilings
Products: floor and ceiling systems
Product category: Interior construction, Office concepts
The 13-storey Axel Springer building by OMA in Berlin offers 52,000 m² of space for around 3,500 employees. For the interior design, also used were Lindner floor and ceiling systems. IT and power cables are housed in the Nortec raised floor and the ‘Floor and more’ hollow floor. The expanded metal ceilings are combined with acoustic insulation and supplemented with efficient heating and cooling technology. The centre suspensions accommodate luminaires, sprinklers and presence detectors. The ceiling cladding beneath the arch in the 45-m-high atrium has a powder coating with a particularly high degree of gloss, resulting in a mirror effect. The ceiling systems were to have the lowest-possible installation height, and in office areas with active convection elements it is only around 15 cm. The lift areas are dominated by gold-coloured metal cladding with acoustically-effective mineral wool inserts. Their geometry is also derived from the static requirements. The drywall elements, wall and ceiling cladding and doors also correspond to the planners’ universal material and colour concept.