10/26/2015 / News

Tradition combined with modern window insulation

Three years of construction time were needed to enable the Kölner Flora, situated in the middle of the botanical gardens, to shine in new splendour. Just in time for its 150th anniversary, the city reopened the elegant glass palace – reconstructed as per the original design. The structure, which is a listed building, was rebuilt after being destroyed in the Second World War, but only in a very simplified form. There was little that was reminiscent of its former grandeur. In its magnificent new robes, the Flora is now a choice venue for conferences, concerts and celebratory events.
Picture: Jens Willebrand Photographie
In the reconstruction it was important not only for the Flora to be designed according to the historical model but also for the building to meet contemporary energy-related demands. One key factor in this was to have windows with optimum insulation. Here Thermix is making a barely visible but very effective contribution to a successful project. Thermix spacers and muntin bars are providing the warm edge in the splendid segmental arch windows of the middle storeys. The double glazing of these muntin windows is made by Nowak Glas.