'Antique look in a modern guise' was the motto for the numerous redevelopment measurements at the Maximilianeum. The aim was to adapt the domicile of the Bavarian Parliament to the requirements of a modern parliament building and to keep the historical charm at the same time.
Since 1949 the building placed in the Munich district of Haidhausen is not only domicile of the Parliament, but also depository for various literary works, which serve as information for members of the parliament, parliamentary groups and parliamentary administration. The challenge of the renovation was to find a suitable solution to keep the historical value. The client and the architects attached great importance to maintain the large room heights after the renovation. For fire protection reasons, the concrete slab had to be provided with a suspended plasterboard fireproof ceiling. All installations as well as our Plafotherm® heated/chilled ceilings could be suspended from cast-in channels for this purpose. In several meetings, the installed Plafotherm® heated/chilled ceilings were developed along with planners and architects according to the conditions, requirements and ideas. To be able to maintain the room heights, the numerous installations had to be installed as space-saving as possible due to the fact that the concrete slab is lower because of the additional fire protection layer. The fireproof cladding of the concrete slab as well as dry construction work was executed by the department “Team 6”.
The result of all technical and visual demands was a project-related solution that met all requirements. The large amount of installations in the ceiling void, e.g. ventilation and refrigerating lines, is within the lower plasterboard friezes. Thus, the Plafotherm® heated/chilled metal ceilings could be installed higher in G-profile frames. The higher installed metal ceilings in the library are functionally characterised by a one-hand operation. Moreover, they met the visual desires of the architects.