March 6, 2020

Arburg inaugurates new training centre

The new training centre is a building of the future and for the future, which combines aesthetics with functionality in an outstanding way. “We are all very proud of what has been created here”, said Michael Hehl, managing partner and spokesman for the management of Arburg.

A two-digit million amount has been invested in the training centre. The front with double glazing, low-temperature use and full air conditioning as well as the use of rainwater protects the environment. The concrete slabs were also realized as Cobiax ceilings. In this way, the environment was spared considerable pollution from cement and transport traffic even before the utilization phase.

Architect Siegfried Schmelze described the free-floating part of the building as “the consistent continuation of the lines of the multi-purpose building”. Since there was a lack of suitable building ground, the new building rested on 165 concrete piles. Furthermore, an extension to an existing industrial building was technically complex. Since concrete is the biggest source of CO2 during construction, the aim was to use as little of it as possible. Cobiax void formers were therefore embedded in the floor slabs. This has saved a total of 1800 tons of concrete. “With the CO2 saved, you could drive a million kilometers by car,” said the architect.

Schmelzle and Partner present Arburg CEO Michael Hehl with a Cobiax SL void former. From left: Michael Hehl, Siegfried Schmelzle, Gerd Essig, Claus Matt.

We wish the Arburg company much success in the new building.

The Cobiax Team.

Images: © Arburg


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