Public buildings

Doors for museums, concert halls and government agencies

For museums, concert halls and other public buildings, interior design is essential to the visitor experience. And while the focus in museums is on security and demarcation, concert halls require effective noise control.


Schwaketenbad, Constance, Germany

Largest sports and family pool on Bodensee Constance

The extensive bathing area extends over 10,000 m². The requirement for the installed doors was, of course, that they had to withstand the highest loads from water and steam.
Almost 30 neuform door sets suitable for damp and wet rooms were installed in the building. In addition, some of the door sets have features such as sound insulation suitability (up to 42 dB), an above-average door leaf thickness of 70 mm and climate class compliance (up to class 2), and the entire bathroom was built to be barrier-free. The new construction was more than worth it, there is something suitable for everyone.

Architects: Behnisch Architekten Partnerschaft mbB

Photographer: M. Meschede

Tauberphilharmonie, Weikersheim

Tauberphilharmonie, Weikersheim

Rethinking culture

In the Philharmonic Hall, fire protection and sound insulation are combined with a filigree look. Single and double leaf door sets were manufactured in oversize. The real wood surface was coordinated with the wall acoustic cladding and blends in perfectly with the overall appearance of the building complex. Panic push bars are installed in the large halls so that the door can be opened quickly in case of emergency. On the outside, there are some shell handle electric strikes, which blend into the door leaf without protruding and therefore offer a discreet, smooth-looking surface. 
The entire building was built barrier-free and the parameters of "sound" and "tone" were of decisive importance. 
Since its opening, numerous concerts, cabarets, comedies and festivals have been held and the Philharmonie has shone in all its glory. 

Architects: Henn Architekten GmbH

Photographer: Michael Meschede


Technical town hall, Marbach

Jewel in the heart of the „Schiller city“

The Marbach town hall is housed in a partially listed building complex around the former „Pfundhaus”. Old and new form a harmonious combination here and are connected by a glass access joint. 
Numerous door sets and glazings from neuform blend into the new building in a high-contrast manner and create optimum conditions for all requirements. The floor frame elements, consisting of fire and acoustic doors with a Cherry wood veneered surface, among other things, have been designed to meet a wide range of requirements and, despite their diverse functions, create a harmonious overall appearance.

Architects: ludwig + ulmer

Photographer: Thomas Möller

CNIS Fire department, LUXEMBOURG

CNIS Fire department, Luxembourg

One of the largest and most modern fire stations in the world

The CNIS houses the fire protection and rescue center, the Grand Ducal Rescue Corps, the emergency call center and the National Fire and Rescue School with the associated guest rooms as well as training and exercise facilities. Previously, these units were spread throughout the city. The order comprised a total of 550 doors and frames, which now meet a wide range of fire and civil protection requirements. Over 150 neuform door sets were installed as fire protection doors with rating 30 and 90 minutes, with and without smoke protection. Thanks to the diverse frame portfolio, visually uniform shapes were achieved throughout the building despite the numerous different installation situations. The deliberate visual contrasts between the door leaf surface (HPL volcano black) and the door leaf edge (Oak inlay) round off the concept and serve the minimalist overall design of the large-scale project.

Architects: BLK2 Böge Lindner K2 Architekten

Photographer: Thomas Möller



Haus Steinheim, Steinheim

Versatile educational institution

The secluded location in a charming landscape and the structural design of Haus Steinheim provide the ideal setting for successful educational work. Spacious rooms with modern media offer the best conditions for successful educational events.
The architecture also plays its part in the successful building concept. The spacious building complex offers much more than just seminar rooms. All neuform doors are literally open to guests, from the conference rooms and hotel-level guest rooms to leisure activities in the bowling alley. And in each case in the optimum design for the intended use: from the spacious corridor door with fire and smoke protection properties to the discreet room door with sound insulation.

Architects: ludwig + ulmer

Photographer: Thomas Möller


Cologne City Archive

Historical Archive of the City of Cologne & Rhenish Picture Archive

Sunken treasures – the City Archive in Cologne, which collapsed 13 years ago, could well be placed in this category. Construction work on the underground caused the collapse of the Historical Archive in the city on the Rhine in 2009. No one knew which treasures would be lost forever and what might still be salvageable. In September 2021, the "memory of the city" was reopened to the public and is considered Europe's most modern municipal archive. A total of 177 neuform doors of high material quality and visually adapted to the room statements grant or prevent access to Cologne's art treasures and archival documents from over 1,000 years of history and take into account the strictest conservational requirements.

Architects: Waechter + Waechter Architekten BDA PartmbB

Photographer: Thomas Möller


explorhino, Aalen

Museum for Scientific Experimentation

explorhino comprises a science centre and laboratory for school students, and offers exciting visitor experiences. Around 70 hinged and swing doors from neuform ensure access to the building and its various exhibits. A particular focus was safety for both adult and younger visitors – including fire resistance, smoke control and sound insulation. Moreover, the doors are designed to support the educational and experimental aspects of the museum. The museum itself features oversized doors, whereas the foyer is fitted with inviting FRAMIC framed doors with extensive glazing for a light, pleasant atmosphere.

Architects: AV1 Architekten GmbH

Photographer: Thomas Möller


Futurium, Berlin

The house of the future

Futurium is a museum, laboratory and forum rolled into one. It is a venue for showcasing and discussing probable and desirable future scenarios, allowing visitors to glimpse tomorrow’s world. neuform products primarily serve to separate off rooms and to provide noise control. neuform equipped the state-of-the-art building with 94 high-quality door leaves and 25 flexible wood frames with robust PU edging. All doors feature fire resistance, smoke control and sound insulation. Special safety doors were installed in the public areas.

Architects: Richter und Musikowski

Photographer: Michael Meschede


ESO Supernova, Garching

A glimpse of the stars

This technically advanced planetarium treats visitors to a multisensory journey through the universe. The highly functional, high-quality door elements from neuform complement the architecture of the building in terms of safety and interior space division. Some 50 door leaves and 43 wood frames with fire resistance and sound insulation were installed to segregate rooms. Top-class genuine wood veneer creates a natural, warm and consistent look-and-feel through all areas of the building. Flush elements and mechanically positive connections ensure durability even in areas with high foot traffic.

Architects: Bernhardt Ingenieure GmbH

Photographer: Swen Carlin


Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

Perfect harmony

Sound-insulation doors should keep the right sounds in, and the wrong sounds out. That is exactly why Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie is fitted with high-quality doors from neuform. To guarantee excellent acoustics in studios and rehearsal rooms, the city’s new cultural symbol was equipped with oversize single- and double-leaf doors with the highest class of sound insulation. For even greater noise control, the door leaves were also extra thick . Moreover, to comply with all applicable safety regulations, the doors were made to T30 and T90 fire resistance standards.

Architects: Herzog & de Meuron

Photos: neuformtür


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