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Iona residential home

Barrier-free design for a self-determined life.

Axel Blumberg - Architekt

“We wanted high quality of living with the best conditions for self-determination in everyday life. The dormakaba products form an essential element here.”

General building data

Address: Harmoniestr. 10/ 42107 Wuppertal
Completion: 04/2018
Constructor/Owner: IONA - Lebensgemeinschaften für Menschen mit Behinderungen e.V.
Architect: blumberg + schürg architekten-ingenieure
Partners involved: MF Fassadentechnik GmbHTüren Heldmann GmbHfuhrmann + keuthen – beratende ingenieuereBKM Brandschutzkonstruktionen Mihla GmbH

IONA residential home Wuppertal

IONA is a non-profit association that was founded in Wuppertal in 1980. It wants to create a home for adults in need of soul care, where they can forever lead a life characterised by maximum self-determination, initiative and social integration. IONA provides around 70 places for year-round care in four houses located centrally in Wuppertal. At Harmoniestr. 10, new accommodation units were created for only 24 adults with a disability.

The customer’s requirement for dormakaba

  • High, liveable quality of living
  • Meets the emergency exit and escape route requirements
  • Easy, controllable access with access control system
  • Barrier-free design for the interior and exterior

dormakaba’s solution

In order to make the building easily accessible for the residents, a dormakaba access reader makes access to the building safe just like the individual areas in the interior. These are managed with the web-based access system matrix. The employees and the residents have an identification card with which they can identify themselves.

One can enter the building either through an automatic sliding door or through a door equipped with the automatic swing door operator ED 100/250. The operator enables an automatic as well as a manual easy opening of the entry door. The automatic sliding door ST Flex Green comfortably enables access to the public area of the residential establishment. It is also approved for use in the emergency exit and escape route.

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.

Flush-mounted door terminals of the TMS Comfort system are installed for securing the escape route doors in the garden. The TMS Comfort immediately opens the door in the event of an emergency and effectively protects against misuse of the door.


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