A Sign of Cohesion and Integration: The "HELIX" from POST Luxembourg
POST Luxembourg has moved into its new headquarters: "HELIX" attracts all eyes with its extraordinary architecture and sustainable construction. For the Lindner Group, the project was the largest contract in the small state to date.
Modern Working Environments for the POST Staff
POST Luxembourg is considered one of the largest employers in the country: Therefore, it is not surprising that everything was thought of during the construction of the new business headquarters called "HELIX". The building offers enough space for about 850 employees – and includes not only modern workplaces, but also attractive common rooms and an inviting atrium. In keeping with the organisational structure, the focus was on open-plan design, short distances and plenty of space for communication and cooperation. The furnishings are oriented towards the needs of the employees and the activities of the company, creating a pleasant working environment with space for maximum concentration and creativity. Numerous green areas and inner courtyards reinforce this effect. Located directly on the well-known Place de la Gare, the office complex also impresses with its lively location and perfect connections to the country's infrastructure.
From the Centrepiece to the Name Bearer
The highlight of the building is the 30 m high spiral staircase in the shape of a helix, which also gives the building its name. The spiral staircase leads from the atrium to all eight floors: Because of its unusual shape, it first had to be built in a studio and then integrated into the building during the structural work. In addition to the staircase, the term "HELIX" also stands for POST as a symbol of inclusion and openness towards different origins – the word has the same meaning in many languages and thus reflects the more than 50 nationalities of the postal workforce.
An Extra Portion of Sustainability
With its construction as a zero-energy building, the "HELIX" lays the foundation for an image change of the district – towards a sustainable, liveable environment. The new building was integrated into a listed building block from the 1950s, whose façade was preserved and is a reminder of the location's history. Overall, the building is aiming for the DGNB Platinum award, one of the highest environmental accreditation levels available. To achieve this, air conditioning via active tiles, rainwater recovery, automated lighting management and natural materials were used. Instead of air conditioning and boilers, a climate-friendly ice bin and a heat recovery system ensure a comfortable temperature. Solar panels, rainwater collectors and energy-efficient high-performance glazing further contribute to the building's sustainability.
New Standards for Interior Fit-out
The project was also a milestone for the Lindner Group: The interior fit-out of the POST headquarters was the largest contract in Luxembourg to date. The flooring work included the installation of the FLOOR and more® and FLOOR and more® comfort hollow floor systems as well as the NORTEC raised floor system. The latter was supplemented by an elegant carpet covering with a high level of walking comfort. Various partitions with matching doors provide an attractive separation of the rooms: The wooden partition wall Lindner Logic Timber with a long-lasting lacquer finish meets versatile glass elements, such as the Lindner Life Freeze 137 and the Lindner Life Pure 620. In addition to the design, fire protection was also an important point in the interior fit-out – so the Lindner Life Stereo 125 was designed as fire protection glazing in EI60. This means that the glass partition wall has a high level of fire resistance and ensures safety in an emergency.
Fancy More Fire Protection?
In addition to EI60 glazing, the Lindner Group has numerous other fire protection products in its portfolio. You will find these on exclusive display at the FeuerTrutz fire protection exhibition on 21 and 22 June 2023 in Nuremberg. Competent contact persons from the fire protection sector look forward to your visit and will be happy to advise you!