An exemplary model.
Eduard Knoll Residential Centre, Krautheim, Germany
Entrance with DORMA ST automatic sliding doors
DORMA ED swing door operators inside the building
Detail of the DORMA ED 200
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.
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.
Bubeck Partner, Stuttgart