Modern cultural assets

The Elbphilharmonie (Elbe Philharmonic Hall) is a testimony to modern engineering and, due to its special architecture, presented our fire protection experts with special challenges that had to be solved.


In order to prevent rapid spread of fire to the entire concert building in the event of fire, it is divided into different fire compartments. Rex SG 300 joint cord securely seals breakthroughs in these wall or ceiling sections that are necessary for structural reasons and, depending on the design, offers up to 180 minutes of safety against fire and smoke. Vital life-saving minutes to exit the building in time.


The Elbphilharmonie (Elbe Philharmonic Hall) was a highly complex construction project with extremely stringent requirements. REX’s accumulated experience, product certifications and large product portfolio enabled it to find fast and efficient solutions and meet the challenges it faced.

It is often not apparent from the outset which fire protection measures will be required for the construction of individual building structures, such as the Elbe Philharmonic Hall. We possess the necessary expertise to properly pigeonhole even the largest projects and find the required fire protection products. 
Assembly planning
Special structures require special assembly planning. The experienced fire protection team knows how to ask the right questions and deliver the right solutions and products.
The result
Despite the unique structure of the three concert halls and the overall layout of the Elbphilharmonie, the transfer of fire and smoke within the building to different areas can be prevented in the long term, allowing valuable time in the event of a fire.
Project summary

Completed in 2016, the concert hall represents one of the cultural monuments of modernity. REX was able to meet the complex challenges thanks to its broad product portfolio and expertise accumulated over decades.

Being involved in the construction of such a large project requires the highest quality standards for one’s own products and drive from employees to achieve great things. It is precisely this requirement that REX lives up to and thus contributes to projects that stand the test of time.

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