Car parks in the limelight - Case Study

May 30, 2017

When Frankfurt-based JSK architects were designing a parking structure for The Squaire complex near Frankfurt Airport, they paid close attention to the car park’s ceilings. The Squaire is an architectural masterpiece and feat of engineering. It is the first building of this magnitude to be erected above an ICE high-speed railway station, between two motorways, and on 86 columns. The Squaire is a commercial district under one roof, with 140,000m² of offices, conference facilities, hotels, restaurants and stores – all located at one of the largest transport hubs in Europe.

The Squaire’s car park houses 600 spaces for tenants. Designed as an integral part of The Squaire, the parking garage had to meet strict thermal insulation and fire protection standards, while also providing pleasant acoustics and complementing The Squaire’s bright and airy design. JSK architects selected a RO CKFON Facett Brilliant acoustic ceiling. With a thickness of 80mm and a thermal conductivity value of 0.034 W/mK, it meets the project’s thermal and acoustic requirements. The superior light reflection of Facett Brilliant enhances the bright interior lighting of the garage, while the high dimensional stability ensures it withstands the demanding indoor conditions found in an unheated garage.

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