What construction measures are planned in detail?

The measures include the planning and structural implementation of the renovation and modernisation of parts of the Congresshalle, as well as the implementation of the structural fire protection of the Congresshalle as part of the overall concept to strengthen the competitiveness of the tourism industry in the Saarland.

The following measures are planned

  • Comprehensive fire alarm system with connection to the control centre of the professional fire brigade and large-scale renovation of the suspended ceilings
  • Additional smoke and heat extraction systems
  • Replacement and extension of all smoke and fire doors
  • Widening of escape routes and external staircases
  • New escape routes and doors to the outside
  • Refurbishment of fire protection walls with new fire protection sectional doors / glazings
  • Installation of smoke protection curtains in the foyer
  • Fire protection refurbishment of the emergency stairwells
  • Renovation of heat supply lines with firewalls
  • Renovation of the ventilation ducts with additions
  • Expansion of the voice alarm system
  • Installation of a building radio system for rescue forces
  • Converting the entire lighting system to LED luminaires
  • Refurbishment of the lightning protection and earthing systems
  • Renovation of handrails on the external staircases

Since almost all the construction work is being carried out in technical installations, behind the hall walls and ceilings, visitors will notice only a few visual changes after completion, because the “upgrading of the fire protection” of the Congresshalle is clearly the main focus of this measure.