In educational institutions such as schools, universities and kindergartens, clean floor systems fulfil a number of building-specific tasks ( ). In addition to absorbing dirt, they reduce footfall noise and contribute to a quieter atmosphere in hectic environments. The entrance mats should be as hard-wearing as the floor coverings - the investment is worthwhile, because direct dirt absorption in the entrance area saves cleaning and maintenance costs. For the Juridicum in Kiel, however, emco was chosen primarily for reasons of accessibility.

The Faculty of Law at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) looks back on a history of more than 350 years. However, the time spent gathering know-how had gnawed away at the premises - renovation was needed here, and it had to be barrier-free. emco got involved in Kiel with a tactile guidance system ( ). The new faculty building was opened in October 2020.

Learning and living under one roof

The Juridicum ( a research and teaching building is one building block in a large master plan for the modernisation of the campus in Kiel, which Gebäudemanagement Schleswig-Holstein AöR (GMSH) is implementing on behalf of the state. The building structure: a compact plinth zone with two interlocking wings above it. The base contains the foyer, library, service areas and seminar rooms, with the faculty's institute rooms above. After completion, 161 employees and 12,000 metres of books will be housed on 7,200 square metres of floor space and five floors. Service areas in the foyer, including a bakery, a print shop, an ice cream shop and a bicycle shop, expand the range of services on campus. The modern Juridicum thus offers the best opportunities for work and meeting.

Support for cleanliness and quiet

In the 21-metre-wide and 91-metre-long building, the low-emission cleanliness zones serve to reduce dirt and moisture ( ) as well as to insulate walking noise. In addition, they solve a problem that often arises: in the transition from the street to the building, there is often a gap in the guidance system for the blind, which can become a hazard.

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