HAUTAU joined forces with Lightnet GmbH to hold an event for renowned Croatian architects under the heading Ventilation and LED Lighting Solutions for Modern Architecture in September. Created as a modern multi-media centre for art, design and architecture, the Oris House of Architecture provided the perfect backdrop for the event.
Architect Zeljko Susic (bit arh d.o.o. heat and noise in architecture) started off the event by presenting the new Bužanova Zagreb building complex, which was developed in cooperation with the client VMD Group. HAUTAU’s fan ventilation solution VENTRA® was used in the large, modern residential building and its apartments. The building is located in the centre of Zagreb, on a quiet, leaf-bedecked street, yet still within a stone’s throw of the city hustle and bustle. VENTRA® helped significantly in ensuring that the building achieved energy efficiency class A.
HAUTAU engineer Udo Diesmann described the technical details and advantages of this decentralised window fan. The compact VENTRA® delivers a permanent fresh air supply to living spaces when windows are closed. The moisture protection provided by user-independent ventilation prevents mould. A heat exchanger ensures a pleasant inlet air temperature, offering inhabitants great comfort. Integrated in the window reveal, the VENTRA® is almost invisible from the inside and the exterior. It is also suitable for noise-sensitive areas thanks to its adjustable ventilation levels. Dust, insects and distracting exterior noise remain outside and pollen is not able to enter either. The optional pollen filter makes the ventilation manager eminently suitable for people with allergies. This was also a decisive factor for Bužanova. Simple to operate at the press of a button, this fan is clearly easy for window manufacturers to install with a new window.
Combined with the HAUTAU LAN module, VENTRA® provides an intelligent window fan for the Bužanova building complex which can be perfectly integrated into the higher-level building control system, the KNX bus system.
Wolfgang Böhmer from Lightnet gave a talk on architectural lighting. The specialist in professional building lighting explained what creative approaches an innovative lighting concept offered.
The individual lectures were followed by lively discussion during a gathering after the main event.