In the case of the Tauernklinikum Zell am See project, discussions were held in advance with the decision-makers in order to exchange views on the wishes and requirements for sun protection. The markilux team : project got a picture of the installation situation on site in order to be able to go into the design planning following the basic discussion. In collaboration with a landscape planner, the hospital's inner courtyard was designed. Various awning systems and their advantages were presented so that a decision could be made on this basis. The choice fell on the pergola classic model. A four-panel system and a single-panel system were installed.
The following factors - both functional and aesthetic - were of great importance when choosing the appropriate awning system.
The background to the sun protection project was the desire to make the outdoor area of the hospital more attractive for staff. The large terrace offers a place of retreat for nursing staff and doctors. In order to make the break even more relaxing and to be able to move outside more independently of the weather, an awning system with greater wind and weather resistance was to be installed.
In the shelter of the pergola classic, it is not only possible to stand in the sunshine, but also in the rain or wind. The model can be used up to wind force 6 (wind resistance class 3). The markilux tracfix fabric guide, i.e. the lateral fabric guide without a gap between the fabric and the guide rail, also ensures better wind stability and a more attractive overall look for the pergola.
Since the terrace is also to be used in the rain, the pergola classic is also a good choice in this respect. The front support post of the markilux pergola can be lowered between 20 and 40 cm, depending on the size - either manually with a crank or with a motors. The inclination of the awning allows rainwater to drain off better, so that the sunshade also becomes a shelter during light rainfall.
For public buildings, special requirements often have to be met. Therefore, there were criteria regarding the selection of the awning cover: The fabric cover should be waterproof and flame retardant, so that a certain level of fire protection is guaranteed. The choice fell on the special fabric perla FR, which thanks to its special properties meets fire protection regulations for public buildings. The flame-retardant fabric complies with fire protection class B1.
Design is the art of combining function with aesthetics, because: What would the best sun protection be without an appealing look?
The appearance of our awnings and awning systems is not only important to us at markilux. The management of the hospital also focused on an appealing appearance. In addition to the awning model, the awning cover also had to blend in perfectly with the architecture of the building. The bright green of the fabric cover reflects the friendly, light atmosphere of the mirrored building and sets itself apart from the concrete with its color accent. In interaction with the sun, the awning and the facade create a beautiful ambience.
In a project of this size, precise coordination between the customer, manufacturer and specialist company is of great importance. To ensure a smooth installation process, it is also important to involve other parties in the planning, such as other trades (e.g. terrace builders and electronics engineers). The planner of the construction measures at the hospital in Zell am See was able to coordinate all trades in such a way that the installation including the product handover took place within two days.