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House of Life Solingen

Architecture for young dependants.

General building data

Address: Cronenberger Str. 34-42/ 42651 Solingen
Completion: 10/2012
Constructor/Owner: Drei Alt-Solinger Kirchengemeinde
Architect: Großkemm & Richard Architekten & Innenarchitekten
Partners involved: Heldmann-Türen GmbHALU Reddig GmbH

House of Life Solingen

Young people in need of care often live in senior citizen homes due to lack of options. The specific demands of both the age groups from a facility are hardly compatible and limit the quality of life of both the groups. An extraordinary construction project – the “House of Life” – came into existence in Solingen for 20 young adults. These are people between the age of 18 and 55 years, who became dependent on care due to an accident, aids or addiction, a stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s Chorea or any other neurological disease.

The customer’s requirement for dormakaba

  • Universal barrier-free design
  • Meets the emergency exit and escape route standards
  • Requirements for stationary facilities of State Nursing Law NRW

dormakaba’s solution

You enter the residential home through an automatic sliding door or through doors with the automatic swing door operator ED 250. The operator enables an automatic as well as a manual easy opening of the entry door. The automatic sliding door operator ES 200 is exactly attuned to the function requirements.

At the doors in the interior, door closer TS 93 helps the residents in effortless opening and closing. The intelligent EASY OPEN technology and the heart-shaped cam of the door closer enables very easy opening of doors for people with restricted mobility. The door closers installed have been designed for barrier-free use in accordance with DIN SPEC 1104 and DIN 18040.


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