INGERSOLL RAND RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Customer
Ingersoll-Rand Equipment Manufacturing Czech Republic, s. r. o
Architect
OBERMEYER HELIKA a.s.
Main building designer
OBERMEYER HELIKA a.s.
Construction Period
2006 – 2007
Project realisation
2005 – 2007
Activities undertaken
architectural study, project design, engineering design
Construction expenses
330 mill. CZK / 12,2 mill. EUR

CONSTRUCTION DATA
built-up volume: 43 734 m3
built-up area: 4 272 m2

The buildings of Ingersoll Rand Research and Development Centre, an institution for developing, testing and certifying portable air-conditioned equipment (e.g. refrigerated vehicles, vans, display cabinets, air-conditioned buses, trains, etc.), are situated on a quarter of a slightly sloping land plot of irregular shape. The Centre’s administration building houses also the lecture rooms for the training centre and the IR University. The structure of the administration building combines the steel and reinforced concrete construction systems. In the direction of the main road the administration building is terminating in an oval-shaped extension housing the lecture rooms. External envelope of the first storey consists of masonry walls with thermal insulation. The second storey facade if covered with U-shaped metal sheeting. The building housing testing rooms was designed as a warehouse-type steel construction of the dimensions 25 x 105 m with the gable roof. External envelope consist of the horizontal panelling. The individual testing rooms are basically the built-in masonry construction. The remaining area of the complex consist mainly of the hard surface areas (access roads, car-parks, manipulation courtyard and pedestrian footpaths) and the landscaped areas with vegetation.

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