[Translate to English:] emco Bau auf der A@W in Berlin

On October 19 and 20, 2022, ARCHITECT@WORK took place again in Berlin. emco Bau was there as an exhibitor and looks back on a successful participation. First of all, it is very pleasing that the number of visitors was again at the pre-pandemic level with just under 3,300. Supporters of the fair have obviously remained loyal to it through the difficult period, and new architecture and design fans have joined in. 

The demand for news in the fields of materials, products and projects is great, and this was also clear from the high-caliber guest lectures by architects and experts, who shared their experiences with the large audience that attended. Not only the great variety of views and ways of thinking, but also the opportunity to exchange ideas intensively in personal discussions determined the trade fair events and brought many new impulses and ideas. There was also a lively exchange at the exhibition stands - no wonder that the exhibitors were also more than satisfied. This was also the case for emco Bau ...

Great success for emco Bau

[Translate to English:] Messestand der emco Bau

Andreas Oellrich (architect consultant in the field service region west, in the picture on the left) and Andreas Plonka (architect consultant in the field service region east, in the picture on the right) were part of the emco team on site and give here a small insight into their fair impressions.

What was your experience at this year's architect@work - what kind of feedback did you get from visitors?

Andreas Oellrich: We have once again noticed that emco enjoys great recognition as a brand in the field of entrance mats and clean runners, this became clear in the discussions.

Andreas Plonka: The guests at the booth we spoke to were consistently enthusiastic about the trade show - a great event for everyone involved.

What was the main topic of discussion at the stand?

Oellrich: Our main topic was accessibility and here especially our tactile guidance systems ...

Plonka: ... among the products presented in this regard were the SpinSafe and TLS systems, in combination with our premium collection.

The focus was therefore on tactile guidance systems and thus on the topic of accessibility. What does emco offer architects in this regard?

Oellrich: The focus was therefore on tactile guidance systems and thus on the topic of accessibility. What does emco offer architects in this regard?

Plonka: Particularly convincing is the high degree of design freedom we offer - with two variants and our services, such as planning support and on-site measurement and fitting.

What is particularly important to the target group?

Plonka: Discussions at the stand showed that architects particularly appreciate emco-specific tender texts ...

Oellrich: ... moreover, they would like to be able to try out the product for themselves using a blind long stick.

What key messages did emco Bau convey at the trade fair?


Plonka: With our two variants, we have shown that accessibility for visually impaired people can also be achieved with our entrance mats without interruption.

Oellrich: In addition, we underlined our expertise in the field of needs assessment and consulting, and were thus able to demonstrate once again that we are the professionals in the field of entrance matting and cleanliness systems.

The tactile guidance systems from emco

Clean run systems can meet the requirements for wayfinding. Since every guest enters a building through an entrance, it is important that no barriers are created even at this point. emco Bau has developed outstanding innovations for this challenge with three sophisticated tactile guidance systems that close the tactile gap in the vestibule and entrance area to the inside of the building in indoor and covered outdoor areas and function excellently as a guidance system in the building. Different inserts, profile heights and thicknesses offer many design options.


The SpinSafe guide system for the blind from emco bau

In vestibules and entrance areas, a gap in the guidance system for the blind quickly becomes a dangerous tripping hazard for blind and visually impaired people. SpinSafe solves the problem as a seamless guidance system in entrances with an integrated dirt trap system. The entrance mat innovation with integrated stainless steel elements enables good orientation, directions and changes of direction can be easily and clearly felt with the feet or a cane for the blind. The tactile floor information complies with the standards of DIN 32984. In addition to the tactile floor indicators, the auditory impression also changes significantly when using a cane for the blind. This also makes it easier to find doors, stairs and lifts. Different inlays, material heights and profile thicknesses make SpinSafe a high-quality solution for architects, as it can be used to create visually harmonious pathways.

Entrance mat emco TLS

The emco TLS entrance mat ensures that the typical tripping hazards at the transitions to the interior no longer exist. A guidance system with different heights is integrated into the flexibly layable clean run zone, which can be easily felt with the sole of the foot or with a cane for the blind. The high-contrast color scheme provides additional assistance. For example, doors, stairs or elevators can be found more easily, and attention can be drawn to hazards and obstacles. Additional plus: The tactile guidance system can be embedded in existing recesses. A reliable continuation of already existing floor guidance systems is possible.

Maximus Assistance is the solution for entrances where a guidance system is to be added at a later date. It can also be used to reliably continue existing floor guidance systems - for example in the form of a transition from a SpinSafe or TLS variant to important orientation points inside the building. The innovative product made of high-contrast colors with different, tactile height differences was developed in cooperation with the German Association for the Blind and received the "Floor of the Year 2019" award.

Maximus® Assistance

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