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An old tower gets a new climate
8/17/2012

Lindner has spent more than 45 years developing solutions in all areas of interior fittings, insulation technology, industrial services and façade engineering. This includes metal ceilings, which in combination with other high-quality materials have integrated Plafotherm® heating and cooling systems – now widely installed in banks, museums, schools, airports and office buildings.

This is also the case in a number of Frankfurt’s skyscrapers, including “Main Tower”, “Westhafen Tower”, “MesseTurm” and now in the new “Silver Tower”, which was completed in 2011. The renovation and refurbishment of this 188-meter-high building was commissioned by Deutsche Bahn AG. Planning and project management came under the charge of Frankfurt architectural firm Schneider+Schumacher. Plafotherm® metal cooling ceilings and Plafotherm® plasterboard cooling ceilings by Lindner constituted an important aspect of the revitalization concept here; moreover the company manufactured a triangular-shaped version for the building as a special, one-off production.

In addition to the heating and cooling ceilings, the new office building also incorporates other ceiling systems by Lindner such as baffle and hook-on ceilings. Moreover, from its flooring range Lindner provided Nortec and Floor and more® systems for the Silver Tower. In recognition of the building’s particular focus on environmentally-friendly design the planners were awarded pre-certification in silver by the German Sustainable Building Council (DNGB).

Plafotherm® heating and cooling ceilings have been installed in Frankfurt’s Silver Tower office building, photo © Lindner Group
Plafotherm® heating and cooling ceilings have been installed in Frankfurt’s Silver Tower office building, photo © Lindner Group
Triangular-shaped metal ceiling panels, a special one-off production by Lindner for this project, provide ceiling insulation in the Silver Tower’s entrance area, photo © Lindner Group
The architects chose the “Nortec” and “Floor and more®” flooring systems to complete the floor design, photo © Lindner Group
The Silver Tower in Frankfurt’s Bahnhofviertel, the district around the central railway station, now provides office space for Deutsche Bahn AG, photo © Lindner Group
Refurbishment works on the office building took a total of three years, photo © Lindner Group
Plafotherm® metal cooling ceilings and Plafotherm® plasterboard ceilings make for a pleasant indoor climate, photo © Lindner Group

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