The King Albert Residence, located in the city of Leipzig, Germany, is an exclusive urban area of approximately 25,000 square meters. Next to its unique architectural and design concept, which makes this area outstanding, is its advanced sustainability vision. By providing sustainable heat and power supply and making great use of solar energy, the site operates almost self-sufficiently.
Given the independence of the area from an energy and heat supply perspective, there had to be a lot of connections created between the power supplies and the houses. This resulted in a tunnel system that connected these supplies to the different buildings. Critical attention points during the installation were the need for proper noise insulation and support with thermal pipe expansion. Moreover, the tunnels needed to remain accessible for maintenance work.
A solid frame construction was designed, including the corrosion-proof WalravenRapidStrut® rail support system. To prevent large dynamic forces as the result of the thermal pipe expansion and contraction, noise-insulating fixing points and sliding devices were applied to accommodate the length differences. The support from the Walraven technical engineering contributed to a fast project delivery as well as a satisfied installer and end-customer.