In the eastern part of Hamburg's HafenCity development, on the Ericusspitze area next to the water, is the new headquarters of the Spiegel media group. The 13-story steel, glass and concrete building is part of an ensemble of two buildings, which were realized according to the design of the Danish architect Henning Larsen. The shape of the glass facade symbolizes a frame around the 1,100 Spiegel staff who work here.
In its interior, the building is constructed like an atrium, with multiple internal balconies, bridges and cantilevered walkways. The indoor climate is regulated by a ventilated double facade with integrated sun protection, heated and chilled ceiling panels in the offices and a geothermal system with concrete core activation. Condair hybrid humidifiers ensure comfortable atmospheric humidity.
The Condair DL is the next generation of the Condair Dual2—the world's most successful system for adiabatic humidification. Its hygienic credentials have proven successful in practice and were verified and certified by independent organizations with public responsibility.
Hybrid humidification relies exclusively on the advantages of atomization and evaporation. This results in the sustainable resolution of key problems which can emerge when these technologies are used in isolation. The humidification system is therefore the first choice in terms of hygiene, energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Further information on the Condair DL
Patented HygienePlus® method
Basically, air conditioners and humidification devices are not sterile areas. Even when humidifying water of drinking-water quality is used, this is never completely germ-free. Therefore, microbes can always settle and form hazardous biofilms in humidifiers and in damp areas of air conditioners. Suitable hygiene measures are therefore essential to hinder the growth and propagation of pathogens in adiabatic humidifiers. The germ diagram points out the rapid propagation of microorganisms when no appropriate steps are taken to contain them. The patented HygienePlus® method provides for healthy air and a lasting hygienic environment.
Energy-efficient low-pressure system
The low-pressure mode of operation translates to significant energy savings due to the lesser compression work.
By combining the Condair DL humidifier and the reverse osmosis of the Condair AT2, even a pressure booster pump on the humidification system becomes superfluous!
Low-pressure systems generally get by with a significantly shallower design depth than high-pressure humidifiers. Due to the arrangement of the evaporator ceramics so that they cover the full area, and as a result of the spray cone of the molecular diffuser nozzles, the entire overall depth of the Condair DL can be reduced to up to 600 mm. Thanks to its compact design, the humidification chamber can also be shortened, achieving a significant saving in materials.