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Geberit Mapress stainless steel for safety in Stuttgart Ape House

  • 17 Dec 2014

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Geberit Mapress stainless steel for safety in Stuttgart Ape House

Geberit Mapress was the natural choice for the building’s piping systems.

New Ape House in Wilhelma

  • 10,000 square metres site created to offer the bonobos and gorillas a safe home
  • built in accordance with the guidelines of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP)

New Ape House is home to two separate enclosures for the gorillas and the bonobos.

In addition to keeping the animals occupied, top priority is also given to ensuring their protection and safety, with careful consideration given to the drinking water supply in the enclosures. To ensure that the animals do not drink any dirty water which could result in illness, the drinking water supply has to be hygienically perfect.

Geberit Mapress Stainless Steel installed

By installing Geberit Mapress Stainless Steel, this requirement was met.

  • system is made of high-quality stainless steel
  • corrosion-resistant
  • extremely resistant to aggressive substances

During the production of Mapress pipes and fittings, Geberit ensures that they are in hygienically perfect condition when they leave the plant. The Geberit Mapress piping systems, which are suitable for drinking water pipes, are equipped with protection plugs to prevent the ingress of dirt and foreign bodies.

Geberit HDPE pipes chosen for the drainage system

Other Geberit piping solutions were also called upon in the construction of the Ape House, in order to solve a number of key issues and ensure the apes have a safe habitat. A terraced landscape made up of concrete levels at different heights was created for the apes in the daytime enclosures where they can frolic and play. These steps are cleaned with water each day. To make the different levels possible, the drainage had to be practically assembled in the air during construction before the concrete was poured. The Geberit installation elements were best suited for this, with Geberit HDPE pipes chosen for the drainage system.

Geberit sanitary solutions for the washroom facilities

Geberit sanitary solutions were chosen for the washroom facilities for staff and visitors, including Geberit Duofix and touchless urinal flush controls. Not only do these help create a quality finish, but they also ensure the washrooms are hygienic and easy to clean too, leaving members of the public with a good impression of the Ape House when they visit.

Geberit House
Academy Drive
Warwick
Warwickshire
CV34 6QZ
UK

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