Heritage-protected buildings are important witnesses to our history. In ensuring
their fire safety, it is important not to alter the original appearance of the
object, while, at the same, providing it with state-of-the-art protection. The
comprehensive fire protection offered by Callies HPWM systems compensates for
structural peculiarities while taking into account the building’s current use
and its ensuing demands.
Inconspicuous Fire-Safety Systems
One example is the old indoor pool in Heidelberg, Germany, which ceased being
used for swimming in the 1980s and, after several years of vacancy, is now used
as a market hall, event dining venue, supermarket for “organic” food, cosmetics
center, hotel, and tax accountancy, along with the corresponding underground
parking facilities. Needless to say, provisions to safeguard existing standards
did not apply to this building, which is more than a hundred years old and has
been thoroughly converted.
It is all the more pleasant to see how this building shines in new splendor,
while safety-related technology has inconspicuously blended into the background.
Thanks to extremely small pipe diameters, a compact central control, and a
smooth combination of wet-pipe and dry-pipe systems, a single system is able to
secure large glass surfaces against flashover to adjacent floors, commercial
kitchens, underground garages, and shop floors. The coordination of the two
different fire-alarm systems used in this spacious complex was no problem for
Callies controls. Fire alarms are handed over to the different systems by
section, and their fire-extinguishing commands are processed.
State-of-the-Art Fire-Extinguishing Technology in
The thoroughly renovated Kulturbahnhof in Bad Homburg, Germany, is another
excellent example for state-of-the-art fire-extinguishing technology being
employed to protect precious historical buildings.