The special exhibition on “The Anthropocene – The Human Age” - is displayed at the Deutsches Museum on PURLINE by wineo®. Humans are changing the face of the planet. Through our interventions in the global habitat, we act as designers and transformers and, at the same time, we are an integral part of nature and must take the consequences (positive and negative) of our influence through urbanisation, trade, mobility, industrialisation and agriculture. This means that we have a responsibility towards the present and future of our biosphere and the “Anthropocene” project at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, which was developed in partnership with the Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society, aims to provide answers and ideas on this subject.
In this context, the ideas of sustainability and ecology play a central role and PURLINE organic flooring by Windmöller fulfils this role to perfection. Along with the pure white decor in the Munich museum, the flooring made predominantly from renewable and natural raw materials (including castor oil and chalk) creates a neutral atmosphere for the journey through the history and development of humankind, which is set out over 1,400 square metres.
For the 320 m2 central area, the architect envisaged a seamless and single-coloured surface for the flooring, which allows full attention to be drawn to the exhibits. Healthy and permanently elastic PURLINE bio-polyurethane flooring by wineo®was selected for the task: its combination of many positive material qualities ensures the fulfilment of the architect’s technical requirements and, at the same time, it is a symbol of the connection between humankind and the natural environment, thanks to intelligent products with sustainable resource management and responsible production processes with a reduced carbon footprint.
From a technical point of view, the organic flooring features impressive resistance (NK 43) with regard to all mechanical loads and influences that may occur in a busy museum. Even in the chosen PURE White design, PURLINE is completely resistant to the development of scratches and stains and, even after heavy-duty use, the surface shows no signs of wear.
Unlike with thermoplastic materials (such as PVC, etc.), PURLINE uses thermoset materials offering a recovery rate of almost 100%. Imprints left on the surface by heavy objects recover themselves after a short time, ensuring that the floor area of the museum always looks uniform.
PURLINE is free from plasticisers, solvents and chlorine compounds. It is emission-free and fulfils the EN 13501-1 fire protection standard (= Cfl-si flame-retardant). In the event of a fire, no toxic gases are produced and escape routes remain visible in an emergency due to the low build-up of smoke.
Easy-care and cost-effective
The organic flooring is sustainable throughout its entire service life. The PU surface is resistant to chemicals and can be maintained using a standard PU cleaner. The surface is easy, fast and hygienic to clean, which ensures savings in staff and cleaning costs. According to a study by the Pfiff Institute, the wineo® product allows savings of up to 30 percent compared with other kinds of permanently elastic flooring. This is one aspect that makes it extremely cost-effective for use in heavily frequented Areas.
Certification & awards
PURLINE is manufactured in Germany and has been approved for construction by the DIBT (“Ü” rating) and has many internationally recognised environmental labels and certifications, e.g. Blauer Engel, GreenGuard Gold, EPD, the German TFI-TÜV Proficert certification, the Finnish M1 label for building material, the Danish Indoor Climate Label and the French A+ certificate. PURLINE has also been awarded many prestigious international design prizes by architects: these include the raumPROBE material prize in the Ecology category, the Interior Innovation Award 2014 and the “Best of Best” Iconic Award 2014. Its wave of success in award ceremonies continued at the beginning of 2015 with PURLINE digital winning the prestigious Interior Innovation Award 2015 from the German Design Council.
Deutsches Museum, Munich Anthropocene special exhibition
|Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Hollenbeck, Köln|
|Installer:||C.O.P. Messe & Display GmbH, München, www.cop-display.de|
|Flooring:||Product name: Bioboden PURLINE|
Design: Pure White
Product thickness: 2.5 mm
|Surface area:||320 m2 / installed in September 2014|