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The Classical Concept of the Good Life
Stepping over the threshold of the renowned architectural firm of Imgang in downtown Innsbruck is an experience for all the senses. It's a place where a particularly elegant type of purism abounds, where the only time the quiet working atmosphere is disturbed is when someone's talking quietly on the phone or an aircraft passes overhead. It's somewhere in which the room temperature underpins the harmonious environment, regardless of whether you're sitting at your desk or on your way to meet a colleague.
Even though everything creates such a light and airy impression, the space posed an immense challenge for everyone involved when the firm first moved into the premises in 2015. After removing an existing TOSHIBA system, air conditioning had to be installed to cope with the sweltering conditions in the summer. However, the architects not only wanted the perfect air-conditioning system, they insisted that it should also be integrated into the existing office concept in such a way as to render it practically invisible. They worked closely with Edmund Sparer Klima & Kältetechnik GmbH to come up with a system that takes up the smallest amount of space imaginable. TOSHIBA air-conditioning units were installed within the false ceiling, which is only 250 mm deep. The air outlets were implemented as special slots designed in such a way to take advantage of the Coanda effect. One of the offices features a continuous 8.5 m slot that supplies the entire area with a steady flow of cooled air and fresh air. This is another example where meticulous custom work, combined with years of experience and the technical prowess of TOSHIBA, has paid off in full.
- architect's office in oldtown of Innsbruck
- Reconstruction in 2015