A comprehensive, efficient and reliable solution was needed for the library’s fire safety, security technology, power distribution and lighting. The largely open floor plans without fireproof partitions represented a particular challenge for fire safety, since this design leads to two stacked, extra-high smoke compartments in the center of the building.
Siemens fulfilled the requirements with integrated Total Building Solutions. In order to ensure fire safety according to standard DIN VDE 0833-2 Annex G, the sprinkler system is complemented by 800 smoke detectors. If these smoke detectors are triggered, the ventilation system is used to carry away the smoke. The various safety systems are connected to a Siemens control center around the clock.
Siemens also installed the entire medium- and low-voltage power distribution. The Totally Integrated Power (TIP) concept features perfectly coordinated products and systems as well as technical support in the planning phase.
Above all, the library profits from reliable fire safety. In case of a fire, the control center can coordinate with the fire department and emergency services in a fast and targeted manner. Totally Integrated Power ensures a standardized and thus very efficient power distribution.