Silent Gliss are the highlight of the Lecture Hall Campus Center (HCC), Kassel, Germany

Six large and bright lecture halls, seminar rooms and plenty of space for advisory services: the new Lecture Hall Campus Center now takes centre stage on the university grounds in Kassel. Providing roughly 5700 square metres of useful floor space, the facility creates a venue for roughly 2650 students to attend lectures.

HCC Kassel, Germany

Shaped like a pentagon, the aluminium facade of the Lecture Hall Campus Center shimmers in silver. The ascending lines of the individual lecture halls are clearly visible along the building’s longer sides. Slanted window facades provide clear views of the auditorium laid out inside.

Interior shading and antiglare protection is provided by a Silent Gliss 5300 electric curtain track system for heavy curtains extending up to 16 metres, designed to further underscore the sculptural, raised of look the outer facade. Slanted at a gradient of 19 degrees, the ceiling above the lecture halls is a particular architectural feature but means that the electric curtain track always carries the tensile load exerted by the curtains’ weight.

HCC Kassel, Germany

Designed by raumzeit Architekten BDA, Berlin, the Lecture Hall Campus Center at the University of Kassel is winner of the German VCF Facade Award 2015.

The product featured in this project is the ‘Silent Gliss Electric Curtain Track System’.                                                  This item features;

  • Electric curtain systems for retail and contract use.
  • Horizontal, straight and curved systems possible.
  • Applicable motors for small, medium and large curtain tracks.
  • Multiple stack possible.
  • Integration in modern (home) automation systems.
  • Daylight and timer control possible.
  • Modern and easy to use remote controls.




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