Blackout and sun protection curtains

Place: Student reading room in the Olympic village in Munich, Germany

Client: Studentenwerk München

Architects: Muck Petzet Architekten

Design/Realization: 2012

Scope of work: sun protection and blackout curtains with accoustic effect

So that the student reading room can be used for different occasions, two different curtains have been developed: a blackout and a sunshade curtain, which are electrically movable on two parallel rail systems.
For use as a reading room, the sunshade curtain is pulled in front of the large glass front, providing protection against glare and room heating. At the same time, the blackout curtain is positioned in front of the side walls to improve room acoustics.
For use as a function room with or without film projections, the blackout curtain is drawn in front of the glass front and darkens the room. The sunshade curtain can be parked behind the blackout curtain to keep the side walls clear for projections or to be pulled in front of the side walls to face them.