Otto Bock HealthCare
Competence Centre for Health Care Technology
approx. 1.500 m²
approx. 22 m
At Priedemann any project starts with the determination of the planning basis, with the facts, requirements and possibilities – no matter when we start and always together with everyone involved in the project
We design different variants based on the strategic objectives, we identify their advantages and disadvantages and keep on developing the preferred solution.
Priedemann sees the implementation planning as a precise simulation of the construction process and the building – in detail, digitally and, depending on the complexity, as a 3-dimensional model.
For tendering and awarding contracts Priedemann defines and specifies the planned facades and details as well as the connections to adjacent components.
The supervision of assembly and installation is particularly important for us, to ensure the agreed quality. Our principle is that deviations from the agreed planning must be identified at an early stage, documented and the implementation corrected. This controlling refers both to production and manufacturing as well as to the assembly on the building site:Regular inspection of production and assembly in the factory
Buildings, their functions and methods of construction and their technical systems are becoming increasingly complex. Standardised calculation methods are often no longer adequate to determine building physics values. Here Priedemann relies on various computer-based simulation tools. We feed our simulation programs with the planned overall concept consisting of building services, the building structure and the facades and climate data in order to determine the achievable comfort values according to ISO 7730 or the heating and cooling loads.
The absolute, relative (perceived) and maximum room air temperature or the maximum number of hours in which these values are exceeded are often the main factors.
To this end, particularly critical rooms in a building are identified and analysed so that recommendations can be made for further specific planning. When we need to analyze particularly complex systems or processes, we use a range of 3-dimensional flow simulations (CFD Computational Fluid Dynamics). For this purpose, we convert the given three-dimensional building structure into CFD-readable data sets and enter the energetic, building physics and weather data into the program. For example, statements on flow velocities, temperature distributions in the room air and on surfaces can be determined.
We also use CFD programs for the verification of smoke extraction scenarios as well as necessary or planned smoke extraction and post-flow cross-sections. Cross-sections or the number of conventionally determined smoke extraction openings can thus be optimised and often reduced.
The facade is the “face” of a building,a surface and a medium, which the building uses to communicate with its surroundings. The arrangement of open and closed surfaces, the materials used – all this reveals something about the interior life of a building and how it relates to its surroundings.
However, the metaphor of the “medium” can also be translated directly onto the facade by turning it into a “media facade”. Depending on the sharpness of detail and type of message, as well as the viewing distance, the facade surfaces differ in the size and number of pixels required. One of these pixels may be the size of a light-emitting diode or take up an entire facade or window element, depending on whether graphic animations, lifelike images, video sequences or texts are to be shown.
Priedemann plans all types of media facades and integrates them into the overall design. It is our aim that the media facade is part of the whole, including operation and maintenance, and is not reduced to the level of an appendage or a technical gimmick. For example, we develop concepts in which the energy needed to operate is generated by the facade itself. We take care of the necessary planning and performance data and create a feasible facade design. In the Facade-Lab area we develop transparent media facades together with industrial partners from the glass industry.