Eduard Knoll Residential Centre - Krautheim (GER)
Eduard Knoll Residential Centre - Krautheim (GER)
Eduard Knoll Residential Centre - Krautheim (GER)
Eduard Knoll Residential Centre - Krautheim (GER)

Eduard Knoll Residential Centre - Krautheim (GER)

An exemplary model.

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  • Eduard Knoll Residential Centre, Krautheim, Germany

    Eduard Knoll Residential Centre, Krautheim, Germany
  • Entrance with DORMA ST automatic sliding doors

    Entrance with DORMA ST automatic sliding doors
  • DORMA ED swing door operators inside the building

    DORMA ED swing door operators inside the building
  • Detail of the DORMA ED 200

    Detail of the DORMA ED 200

Eduard Knoll Residential Centre - Krautheim (GER)

Increasing the independence of the physically disabled essentially requires a revised planning. A project for barrier-free living, implemented by the German Self-Help Association for the Physically Disabled in Krautheim, Baden-Württemberg, together with Stuttgart architect Bernd Bubeck and DORMA's specialist project consultants, offers a good example of what can be done.

DORMA's contribution to the project

A barrier-free living environment and independence for physically disabled people are supported by intelligent systems from DORMA.

The project required voice-activated and infrared control systems as well as 170 automatic swing door operators of the type DORMA ED 800, which combine a door closer function and an electromechanical drive unit. The door opener technology can be activated by switches, by remote control from the wheelchair and the integrated Push and Go function – a light touch suffices. Force limiters and obstruction detection ensure optimal safety.

A further 20 doors are equipped with ED 200 swing door operators with hold-open systems. 41 wet cells were fitted with DORMA ST-G/CS automatic sliding glass doors, while DORMA FTST-G and ST-G automatic glass sliding door systems are in operation at the building entrances.

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