Polyurethane enables fast, sustainable housing on a budget
Densely populated areas or cities facing a high influx of refugees often require creative solutions for quick and inexpensive shelter. The “House of Nations”, built with our partners Logelis and the city of Bergisch Gladbach, demonstrates the multiple benefits of our PU solutions for construction.
Communities like Bergisch Gladbach often face the challenge of providing affordable housing as quickly as possible. And this is exactly where the model building comes in. In view of the advantages for all stakeholders, I can well imagine that it will be a success in other locations as well.
This highly cost- and energy efficient building was completed in just four weeks. With this pilot project we want to show how we can work with partners to provide housing quickly and inexpensively. This is an increasing challenge in many cities.
Why Desmodur® and Baymer® were the perfect solutions for the House of Nations
- High insulation: Excellent insulating performance thanks to low thermal conductivity.
- Sustainable: 15 kwh/m² annual heating requirement meets passive house standard.
- Fast & inexpensive: Lightweight PU enables easy, economical manufacturing, transport and assembly.
- More space: Better insulation means thinner walls for more space, less materials and greater affordability.