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A fast escape to safety in the event of fire
The Zoar Protestant Deaconry serves the local communities at 13 locations in Rhineland-Palatinate. One of Zoar’s locations is Inkelthalerhof near Rockenhausen, which was founded in 1854. It offers residential and support services to handicapped individuals. To ensure that the residents can quickly escape to safety in the event of a fire, the specialists at Gemeinhardt Gerüstbau Service GmbH constructed 13 escape stairtowers and an escape bridge. Thanks to Layher Allround Scaffolding the stairtowers could be adapted to the deaconry’s special needs and satisfy all legal requirements.
Ireland – strong beer and best milk
People outside Ireland who hear the name of Kilkenny, at least the beer drinking community, automatically associate it with the Irish ale of the same name. But Kilkenny is also a town and a county in south-eastern Ireland with a booming dairy farming industry. In Waterford, some 30 miles south of Kilkenny, the new Glanbia dairy that is being built confronted the experts at Skyline Scaffolding Ltd. with an unusual challenge.
An impressive construction site for an impressive development
A spectacular new building is currently under construction in central Berlin, less than a mile away from the Brandenburg Gate and right on top of the former border between eastern and western Germany. It’s going to be the new headquarters for Axel Springer SE, the publishing house responsible for the German tabloid BILD, among other publications. Designed by famous Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, the building is located on a 10,000 m² plot of land between Schuetzenstrasse, Zimmerstrasse und Jerusalemer Strasse. Tracing the course of the Wall diagonally through the building as a void to creating an expansive interior atrium, it will fascinate architecture and history fans alike.
The perfect solution for a lakeside project
When the operetta ‘The White Horse Inn’ is staged on the waters of Ammersee lake, the 350-strong audience will be seated on a new Layher grandstand with tip-up seats. Stefan und Johannes Dankel, brothers and managing directors of event technology service provider Opera GmbH & Co. KG, have extended their portfolio of exclusive event marquees and event technology to include grandstands and they collaborated with Layher to overcome the special challenges associated with this exposed lakeside location.
Flexible structural protection with a temporary cassette roof solution
The Cistercian monastery Rechentshofen is located to the south east of Hohenhaslach, a town in Germany’s Stuttgart metropolitan area. The monastery was constructed around the year 1240, when the Gothic period began to shape local architecture. Today, the entire breathtaking ensemble of buildings is under heritage protection and is currently undergoing extensive renovations to make space for a generous equestrian centre. The coming months will see the experts start work on the dilapidated old blacksmith building located on the property.