Vodafone Hirschburg, Köningswinter
A first-class location and sophisticated conference technology make the Hirschburg in the Siebengebirge mountains a sought-after seminar venue.
The Hirschburg is a historical country villa with castle character in Königswinter near Bonn. It is a listed building under monumental protection. In 1933, the Hirschburg was acquired by the Mannesmannröhren-Werke and during its use it was decided to establish a seminar and conference centre in it.
After the company was taken over by Vodafone, the Hirschburg was renovated and the group invested heavily. Now the conditions for productive work in meetings or seminars are optimal. The guesthouse next to the Hirschburg, built in 1972, was extended and enlarged from 30 to 58 rooms. Since 2003, it has also been used by the new owner, including the surrounding buildings, as a conference venue.
With the main building, the old building below – somewhat understatedly called the “Gardener’s House” – the historic bowling alley and the modern Albert-Weißmüller-Haus, there are actually four buildings that make up the entire complex, which accommodates around 20,000 overnight guests a year, almost exclusively Vodafone employees, in 19 double and 39 single rooms.
The range of conferences extends from product training courses to closed meetings of top managers. The capacities are fully booked almost two years in advance. Every day, up to six seminars are held here in parallel within sight of the competition from Telekom and T-Mobile.
The concept for the emergency lighting was created by the company FiSCHER. KLP Gesellschaft für Gebäudeautomatisierung mbH was responsible for the work in the building. From the beginning of the planning phase, both KLP and TÜV Rheinland were involved in the project.
For the emergency lighting, a conscious decision was made to use FiSCHER INSiLIA® LPS systems for each fire compartment. A total of 9 systems with approx. 120 connected lights were installed. For the escape signs the decision was made to use S2 LED luminaires, for the emergency luminaires AWD LED luminaires with optics to illuminate escape routes or as anti-panic version with optics to illuminate surfaces were chosen.
Mr. Kleeschulte, managing director of KLP, is extremely satisfied after the successful completion of the project. “The installation and commissioning went exactly as planned. The intuitive operation and the problem-free connection of the luminaires to the INSiLIA LPS systems enabled us to keep to the schedule without stress. In the end, a successful expert acceptance by TÜV Rheinland was just a formality”.