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VARIFLEX

Movable Walls for


modern interiors.

WN 05227451532 02/13 GB JP 1.5 02/13 Subject to change without notice.


DORMA Hppe
Raumtrennsysteme
GmbH + Co. KG
Industriestrae 5
26655 OCHOLT
GERMANY
Phone +49 4409 666-0
Fax +49 4409 666-489
info.hueppe@dorma.com
www.dorma-hueppe.com

DORMA CBP Schweiz AG DORMA Hppe Austria GmbH


Martingsbruggstrasse 85 Hollabererstrae 4b
9016 ST. GALLEN 4020 LINZ
SWITZERLAND AUSTRIA
Phone +41 71 282 82 82 Phone +43 732 600451
Fax +41 71 282 82 83 Fax +43 732 650326
info-cbp@dorma.com office@dorma-hueppe.at
www.dorma-cbp.ch www.dorma-hueppe.at
VARIFLEX CONTENTS

CONTENTS

Concepts

Intro Multi-functional layouts Design and aesthetics Flexibility and convenience Sound insulation Fire prevention
Page 4 5 Page 6 7 Page 8 9 Page 10 11 Page 12 13 Page 14 15

Technology

Technology Element types Variable track systems Element design Facts and figures Surface finishes
Page 16 17 Page 18 19 Page 20 21 and construction Page 24 25 Page 26 27
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VARIFLEX INTRO

SOPHISTICATED INTERIOR
DESIGN REQUIREMENTS.

Modern living areas should provide those who use Excellent sound insulation properties allow differ-
them with an enhanced quality of life. Movable ent events to be held in adjacent areas without
partition walls from the DORMA Hppe Variflex any intrusive noise. This flexibility is the key to
system offer the best possible solution there is. creating the perfect ambiance in any situation,
distinguished by a broad range of surface finishes
Regardless of their characteristics and function, and coverings to satisfy any creative or aesthetic
rooms can be effortlessly partitioned, made demand. Mobile partitioning coupled with flawless
smaller, larger or reproportioned to suit individual operating technology enables DORMA Hppe to
requirements. Any area, from a small conference provide the ideal solution every time, ensuring that
room to a large exhibition hall, can be optimally the people using the rooms feel at home, whatever
adapted to suit varying numbers of users. the setting.

Object: DBB Deutscher Beamtenbund, Berlin, Germany


Architect: Karl-Heinz Schommer, Bonn, Germany

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VARIFLEX MULTI-FUNCTIONAL LAYOUTS

CUSTOMISED FLEXIBILITY FOR From system configurations


to practical considerations,
with Variflex from DORMA
This guarantees the highest
degree of flexibility in daily
use. The more complex
dimensions to suit individual
requirements. The diversity
and flexibility of the system

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL LAYOUTS. Hppe, the architectural


design options are almost
the questions asked of a
mobile partitioning system,
guarantees perfect solutions
every time, even for rooms

limitless. Intelligent
partitioning creates areas
the louder the call for the
DORMA Hppe Variflex
with high or sloping ceilings
or angled walls.
perfectly customised answer. The Variflex system
to the given demands and can adapt even those areas
functional requirements. with the most unusual

Object: WMF Communication Center, Geislingen an der Steige, Germany


Architects: HPP Laage + Partner, Stuttgart, Germany;
Planungsatelier Prof. R. Schricker, Stuttgart, Germany

Flexible space division by the Variflex system for different uses.

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6 DORMA 7
VARIFLEX DESIGN AND AESTHETICS

FUNCTIONAL AND
AESTHETIC DESIGN.

Object: Landesversicherungsanstalt LVA Halle/Saale, Germany


Architect: Langner + Dubiel GmbH, Hanover, Germany

A room is characterised options. The high-quality to detail can guarantee the


primarily by its visual materials and their visual desired visual appearance
appearance. As a result, a effects are unsurpassed. for many years to come.
room partitioning system
should also blend in har- When it comes to the de- The use of exquisite mate-
moniously with its given sign-oriented configuration rials and various material
surroundings. With an of todays living areas, it combinations can be par-
almost infinite choice of is no wonder that DORMA ticularly appealing. Wood
designs and colours to Hppe Variflex has a role and glass, wood and metal,
cater for the most sophisti- to play in all planning con- for example, wood and
cated design and layout siderations. But thats not stainless steel, and even
requests, DORMA Hppe all. The standard of crafts- different woods can all be
Variflex fulfils this require- manship embodied in combined, thus offering
ment admirably. DORMA Hppe Variflex an abundance of attractive
systems is also second to design options with a
Comprehensively translating none. This applies to the visual effect that is both
creative and artistic ideas widest array of materials, striking and immediate.
into reality, the Variflex from hardwood veneers
system counters the most through fabric coverings
intricate aesthetic needs to laminated surfaces.
with a multitude of design Only this close attention

Object: SIDE Hotel, Hamburg,


Germany
Architect: Jan-Srmer-Architekten,
Hamburg, Germany
Interior Design: Matteo Thun,
Mailand, Italia;
Robert Wilson, New York, USA

8 DORMA 9
VARIFLEX FLEXIBILITY AND CONVENIENCE

GREATER FLEXIBILITY AND Variflex offers the option of


semi-automatic operation
to allow rooms to be adapted
thus reducing costs, and
also enjoy proven functional
reliability as an important

CONVENIENCE AUTOMATICALLY. quickly and easily. This


alternative is tried and
complementary aid to
todays modern conference

tested solutions for every-


day use: this is extremely
technology.

economical to operate,

Object: Exhibition Hanover, Germany

The system advantages of semi-automatic (HA) technology

. Electronically controlled . Unlimited layout configu-


sealing strip operation; rations; stacking and
the partitioning is moved parking as for the manual
manually; time and system
energy savings are made
by eliminating crankwork . Floor-mounted guides
and special track rails
. the precise contact pres- are not required
sure of the sealing strips
is assured at all times . Door and window
elements can be fitted
. Generally enhanced user
convenience and safety
of operation

10 DORMA 11
VARIFLEX SOUND INSULATION

Rw 60 dB
LEADING THE FIELD Weighted sound reduction
value R [dB]
80

IN SOUND INSULATION. 70

60

50

40

Object: SIDE Hotel, Hamburg, Germany 30


Architect: Jan-Srmer-Architekten, Hamburg, Germany 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000
Interior Design: Matteo Thun, Milan, Italia;
One-third octave centre frequency f [Hz]
Robert Wilson, New York, USA

As well as having the func- The fascias can be replaced


tion of visually subdividing at any time should this
areas, movable partition be required due to damage
walls also have the role in or to match new dcor.
many applications of filtering Special acoustic panels
acoustic signals in order manufactured with slits
to prevent noise disturbing or holes encourage sound
the users of the other rooms. absorption and reduce
Room partitioning with reverberation. These
reliable acoustic insulation advantages, coupled with
properties is a must, the high quality standards
particularly when events and the optical effect of
run concurrently. DORMA Hppe Variflex,
greatly enhance user com-
The outstanding craftsman- fort and offer incomparable
ship of the DORMA Hppe benefits for areas used for
Variflex system ensures musical events and larger
unsurpassed sound insula- conferences.
tion without compromising
ease of use. In order to ensure maximum
levels of sound insulation
The sound insulation values in respect of a project, we
of DORMA Hppe Variflex recommend contacting
are constantly being tested DORMA Hppe during the
and confirmed by interna- planning phase so that any
tionally recognised testing acoustic issues such as
authorities; both a challenge noise paths or the use of
and an incentive to achieve a step noise reducing
even better results through joint in the flooring can be
new developments. As discussed.
freely oscillating elements,
the clip-on fascia boards
block the transmission of
structure-borne noise, thus
ensuring extremely high
sound insulation values.

12 DORMA 13
VARIFLEX FIRE PREVENTION

FIRE PREVENTION PRECAUTIONS Catastrophic and devastat-


ing fires feature again and
again on news bulletins
option. Fire prevention and
protection must be guaran-
teed, above all in public
safety requirements and
afford better conditions
for dealing effectively with

OFFER TOTAL SECURITY from around the world. In


many instances, the
areas that are in constant
use. Safeguarding human
hazardous situation.

buildings concerned have


lacked adequate fire
life must be the top priority
at all times.
prevention measures. Fire
safety is of paramount DORMA Hppe Variflex
importance for protecting offers intelligent solutions
human life: second-rate that are specifically adapted
Object: Exhibition Vienna, Austria solutions are simply not an to meet preventative fire
Architect: Gustav Peichl, Vienna, Austria

Object: Chapel St. Agnes, Lucerne, Switzerland


Architect: Wigplan AG Architekturbro, Lucerne, Switzerland

Object: Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin, Germany


Architects: nps tchoban voss, Berlin, Germany

14 DORMA 15
VARIFLEX TECHNOLOGY

INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY,
SYSTEMATICALLY CONCEIVED.

It is its refined technology that makes the Variflex that a Variflex partition can be designed into
such a special sound-insulating partition. Its success even a small space. Wherever installed, the DORMA
resides in a multitude of smart details that have Hppe Variflex will always deliver the impressive
been cleverly combined to create an effective whole. acoustic performance inherent in the sophisticated
Various element types cater for widely differing makeup of its elements. Compelling technology
applications, and the track system is so adaptable of systematic splendor.

Object: Edge Hill University, Ormskirk Lancashire, Great Britain

16 DORMA 17
VARIFLEX TECHNOLOGY ELEMENT TYPES

A MULTITUDE OF ELEMENT TYPES As a component offering


ideal structural solutions in
the creation of attractive
However, the various
element types available
within the Variflex system
can match unique design
features, satisfy special
design specifications and
special features such as
sloping ceilings. Whatever
the issue, DORMA Hppe

FOR EVERY NEED. living areas, mobile parti-


tioning is having to satisfy
from DORMA Hppe can
be used in applications
incorporate door elements
or a variety of window
Variflex can provide the
best solution.

increasing demands from


an ever-widening range of
of almost any kind and in
the most widely diverse
elements. The partitioning
can be straight or angled,
Flexible design with element variety. applications. settings. Variflex systems and can also accommodate

Object: European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), Strasbourg, France


Architect: Richard Rogers, London, Great Britain

Full wall element Telescopic element (flush or with Angeld element 90-corner element
overlapping thrust unit)

Double pass door Pass door within element Pass door full height, fixed Vision element

Pass door with vision panel Special element for non-load


bearing ceilings and structures

18 DORMA 19
VARIFLEX TECHNOLOGY VARIABLE TRACK SYSTEMS

EASY PARKING. Suspension systems

ca. 5001,000 mm
ca. 120 500 mm
The DORMA Variflex system

offers a range of suspension


systems to suit each installation
and application. Here are just A B
some examples.

In their stacked position, ments and the associated are also possible. The four
by others

the elements form a structural advantages are standard stacking/parking by others

ca. 1,000 1,500 mm


Woodscrew

compact package and can particularly noticeable here. track systems offer con-
120x10 mm

from 1,500 mm
max. 500 mm
be accommodated in the Above you will find four venient operability with a

110150
mm
ca.
smallest of spaces depen- standard parking arrange- minimum of noise from
C D E
ding on the room situation. ments; individual solutions the individual elements as
The low weight of the ele- for special requirements they slide into position.

Inboard parking solutions Track systems

Parking solution PLA 98 R-type track


Single-point suspension Track system for right-angled con-
90 to partition axis figurations with cross-roller carriers

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for element weights up to 500 kg.
Support rollers in the junctions guar-
antee easy operation when sliding
the elements across intersections.

Parking solution PLB 70 K-type track


Two-point suspension Mechanically coded junction

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90 to partition axis 16 technology with curves and
switches for easy operation;
suitable for element weights
up to 250 kg.

Outboard parking solutions MR track


Steel track system for large element
heights and high weights, with

min. 350
Parking solution PLC
special mechanical coding in the
Two-point suspension
carriers, plus curves and switches
90 to partition axis
for maximum operating ease and
In several stacks 30
min. 250
effortless positioning of the elements.

Parking solution PLD


Two-point suspension
90 to partition axis
Parked in a row arrangement

20 DORMA 21
VARIFLEX TECHNOLOGY ELEMENT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

THE SUM OF THE


ADVANTAGES IN DETAIL.

1 Horizontal seals 2 Corner seals 5 Cover boards 8 Frames


The principle of double- Variflex resolves the tech- The cover boards are clipped The frame is made from
skin construction is applied nical issue of corner seals on as freely oscillating torsionally stiff aluminium
1 2 2
consistently in the seal with specially designed, panels to ensure optimum hollow-chamber profiles
area in order to ensure corner pieces that also sound insulation with and sectional steel tubing.
maximum sound insulation. reinforce the stability and minimum system weight. Transverse forces will not,
9
A spindle mechanism sound insulation properties The cover board can be therefore, cause deformation
presses extendable, spring- of the system. replaced without removing of the frame. Combined
loaded, double seals against the panels. Their surfaces with the panel mounted in
the floor and the ceiling 3 Vertical seals can be coated or covered acoustically free suspension,
track. Any irregularities in All Variflex models have with any conventional Variflex elements are able
3 3 the flooring are offset flexible, vertical sealing interior design material. to offer both exceptional
by spring-loaded double- strips to ensure the best strength and outstanding
chamber seals. The contact possible seal for maximum 6 Sound insulation sound insulation.
force of the sealing strips sound insulation. The strips material
5 does not place excessive extend some distance The various Variflex models 9 Roller assemblies
strain on screed floors, but into the panels to ensure can be fitted with additional The dampening track roller
does ensure that the Variflex positive interlock. insulation materials accord- assemblies prevent the
system is sufficiently stable ing to sound insulation transmission of impact
8 6 4 4 to prevent the panels 4 Magnetic strip requirements. forces and operating noise,
moving, even in the event of The individual panels are so protecting the element,
an attempted forced entry. centred via the magnetic 7 Operating handle rail and carrier. TEF is synonymous with technical
perfection that is unmatched by any
strips to guarantee sound In manual systems, the
other manufacturer. TEF describes
positive locking and sealing. element sealing strips are the flush edge connection of the
operated using a crank. last wall panel that serves to form
The crank has as a captive an area of visual harmony for an
outstanding architectural solution.
bayonet fitting to prevent
it from being pulled off.
7 The bayonet arrangement
is easy to disengage and
prevents crank slippage.

22 DORMA 23
VARIFLEX TECHNOLOGY FACTS AND FIGURES

THE OPTIMAL PARTITION Dimensions*


Element thickness in mm 120 100

FOR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS. Manual (M) Clear height* in mm (min./max.) 2,000/14,500


Element width* in mm (min./max.) 600/1,250
2,000/14,500
600/1,250

Semi-automatic (HA) Clear height* in mm (min./max.) 2,000/6,000


Element width* in mm (min./max.) 750/1,250
2,000/6,000
750/1,250
Design
Framed construction Aluminium-steel Aluminium-steel
Panel fixing Freely oscillating Freely oscillating
Element interconnection/ Aluminium profile with integrated Aluminium profile with integrated
Object: Exhibition Vienna, Austria design of the vertical profiles magnetic strip and sealing lips magnetic strip and sealing lips
Architect: Gustav Peichl, Vienna, Austria
Finish and trim
Panel design with With visible surface edging With visible surface edging
K-type edge
Panel design with With protective surrounding trim With protective surrounding trim
U-type edge
Panel design with With robust sheet steel skin
S-type edge up to Rw 58 dB
Manual model (M) Manual operation of the elements Manual operation of the elements
and actuation of the sealing strips and actuation of the sealing strips
Semi-automatic model (HA) Manual operation of the elements, Manual operation of the elements,
electronically controlled extension electronically controlled extension
and retraction of the sealing strips and retraction of the sealing strips
Fire protection package Special frame construction in
EI 30 conjunction with tested cover board
and sealing compound
Horizontal panel joint 4,100 4,100 (with steel sheet skin:
from element height (mm) from 3,200)
Passdoors Single-leaf following technical Single-leaf or double-leaf
clearance from factory
Window element Yes
Telescopic element design Sliding portion flush or external Sliding portion flush or external
Technology
Weighted sound reduction 58/60 38 to 57
value Rw determined (as S: 58)
per EN 20140 in Rw (dB)
K-value per DIN with maximum 0.380 0.664
sound insulation package
(heat transfer coefficient)
Positive and frictional locking of Convex-concave profile form Convex-concave profile form
the vertical element connections 40 N/m 40 N/m
Rail type MR- and R-rail MR-, R and K-rail

*Note regarding Variflex dimensions: Subject to change without notice.


Larger widths possible on application. Provisional details regarding
the element heights/element widths indicated can only be confirmed
following consultation with the Design Department.

24 DORMA 25
VARIFLEX TECHNOLOGY SURFACE FINISHES

AN UNLIMITED CHOICE
OF SURFACE FINISHES.

Object: McLay Marray & Spens, Glasgow, Scotland,


Architect: haa design, Glasgow, Scotland

One of the factors which DORMA Hppe Variflex or lime-washed. There the surface finish to
characterises modern interior further enhances the are laminates and metallic match. DORMA Hppe
design is intelligent space aesthetic appearance with finishes, granite fabric Variflex offers the best
partitioning to create an superior-quality surface coverings and stainless solution every time.
architectural choreography finishes. A wide array of steel inserts; acoustic,
of light and shadow. The materials can be marshalled sheet steel and fibreglass
partition walls are a signifi- to create quite stunning surfaces; glass inserts,
cant part of the whole and, visual effects. Materials to mirrors and textile cover-
with striking surface con- choose from include real ings. And many more
trasts, can play a role in an wood veneers that can be options besides. Whatever
effective overall presentation. ebonised, waxed, brushed the requirement, we have
folgt
Retusche

26 DORMA 27
VARIFLEX

Movable Walls for
modern interiors.

WN 05227451532 02/13 GB JP 1.5 02/13 Subject to change without notice.


DORMA Hppe
Raumtrennsysteme
GmbH + Co. KG
Industriestrae 5
26655 OCHOLT
GERMANY
Phone +49 4409 666-0
Fax +49 4409 666-489
info.hueppe@dorma.com
www.dorma-hueppe.com

DORMA CBP Schweiz AG DORMA Hppe Austria GmbH


Martingsbruggstrasse 85 Hollabererstrae 4b
9016 ST. GALLEN 4020 LINZ
SWITZERLAND AUSTRIA
Phone +41 71 282 82 82 Phone +43 732 600451
Fax +41 71 282 82 83 Fax +43 732 650326
info-cbp@dorma.com office@dorma-hueppe.at
www.dorma-cbp.ch www.dorma-hueppe.at