Whether interior design, flooring or building materials, it goes without saying that we also use our innovative and sustainable products ourselves in the Design Station.
This includes, for example, our resistant and universally applicable wood-based materials such as SWISS KRONO MAGNUMBOARD® and LONGBOARD® OSB – directly from our factory in Heiligengrabe. These are unbeatable high-tech building materials, up to 18 metres long, and therefore firm favourites of architecture, engineering and planning offices. And were used for the Design Station’s roof and wall structures. Read more below.
Of course, it also includes our SWISS KRONO flooring, which consists of 90 per cent wood from sustainable forestry. In a wood or stone floor look, high-lustre or matt, extremely narrow or extremely wide – our SWISS KRONO laminate flooring covers all the bases. In the Design Station, you’ll find it in locomotive sheds 0 and 1, as well as in the East and West cubes. And as the Design Station is an international location, the laminate comes from our factories in Heiligengrabe, Switzerland, the USA and Poland.
Creativity doesn’t just need space – it also needs the right kind of furniture. We made these entirely from our SWISSCDF boards for all rooms. The extremely compact and robust fibreboards from our Swiss factory are not only flame retardant but also moisture-resistant, impact-resistant and scratch-resistant. They create the perfect basis for creative work in the Design Station.
The Design Station is home to more than enough inspiration and ideas. And you can make these a reality with our incredibly diverse furniture decor from the ONE WORLD collection, which comes in a number of colours, textures and designs. We have used this decor to equip the Design Station’s tables and furniture elements. Our ONE WORLD collection furniture decor options from our factory in Switzerland match each other perfectly and can be combined in new ways over and over again.
SWISS KRONO MAGNUMBOARD® OSB
A timber construction system for fast, flexible and ecological building.
Our SWISS KRONO MAGNUMBOARD® OSB is extremely versatile. It consists of three to ten OSB/4 layers glued together, giving it extremely high dimensional stability and excellent load-bearing capacity. The individual construction elements can be 18 metres wide and 3.80 metres tall and can be prefabricated to the millimetre and assembled immediately. Computerised Numerical Control (CNC) equipment is used to create prefabricated elements with complex shapes, openings for windows and doors or conduit channels for electrical, sanitary and heating installations. There is no need for large construction sites with storage areas. Short delivery and assembly times reduce costs, while fewer road closures and reduced noise pollution make for happier local residents.
Sanded and jointless surfaces eliminate the need to cover SWISS KRONO MAGNUMBOARD® OSB elements with plasterboard or to fill or sand any joints. Interior finishing can begin immediately after installation, whether with wallpaper, tile or other cladding.
SWISS KRONO OSB is made from around 95% thinned wood from sustainably managed forests. The wood strands are bonded with 100% formaldehyde-free resin. This guarantees that the finished boards contain only the formaldehyde found naturally in wood.
During the construction of the Design Station, SWISS KRONO MAGNUMBOARD® OSB was used here, for example.