Congress Centrum Würzburg: energetically optimised and with new function rooms from March 2015
Würzburg, February 6, 2015. - From March onwards, the new panorama level at the Congress Centrum Würzburg (CCW) will be offering conference guests a superb view of the Main river and the Fortress Marienberg. After about one and a half years of construction, the first events will shortly be held in the four attractive, multifunctional meeting rooms with space for about 600 people. Thanks to the conversion and expansion, Würzburg’s largest conference and event center has gained extensive presentation areas. Now boasting an area of approximately 3,300 square metres, the foyers and exhibition areas are almost twice as large as before. The total capacity of the CCW has now increased from 1,900 to 2,500 people in 13 rooms. The various meeting areas are accessible via separate entrances. For the first time, two larger events can be held in parallel.
The reconstruction did not just make the CCW fit for contemporary meetings and events, the building is now state-of-the-art in terms of ecology, too.
In the remodeled and extended CCW, a significant part of the lighting is free and eco-friendly from the sun: huge windowed areas flood the area with daylight. In addition to providing a bright and friendly atmosphere, this also saves substantial amounts of energy. For times of the day and in areas of the building where artificial light is essential, planners and engineers have focused on efficiency: with LED technology, an integrated light control and sophisticated lighting management, they have ensured that power consumption is as low as possible.
Ecological aspects have also been considered in the heating of the extensive building complex. The heat is produced under highly efficient conditions in a nearby cogeneration plant which has environmentally-friendly gas and steam turbine plants. Via the district heating network and transfer components, the thermal energy eventually ends up in the underfloor heating of the CCW – this system requires a relatively low flow temperature, thus providing comfortable warmth. In order to ensure that, on cold days, the pleasant room temperature gained in this way does not escape through the large windows, the Congress Centre is also fitted with triple-glazing.
Naturally, the CCW cannot be an air-tight box. Large-scale constructions have to get rid of used air and introduce fresh air. In order to lose as little energy as possible, consistent heat recovery is mandatory: all newly-acquired air-conditioning systems are already equipped by the factory with the corresponding solutions, and any existing units continuing to be used have been retrofitted with heat recovery modules, too.
The adjoining conference hotel with 287 rooms, which also takes care of the catering for all the events, is committed to the sustainability code of the German event industry established by the German Convention Bureau (GCB). Thus, the CCW offers ideal conditions for the implementation of “Green Meetings” in the heart of Germany.
Further information: Dr. Peter Oettinger, Congress-Tourismus-Würzburg (CTW),
Am Congress Centrum, 97070 Würzburg, Tel.: 0931/37 23 35, Fax: 0931/37 36 52,
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wuerzburg.de.
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