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Cities and metropolitan areas are under a great deal of pressure: the pull to these places is showing no signs of waning and living space is scarce. At the same time, digitalisation is paving the way for structural change at an unprecedented pace. The development of the city of the future is constantly presenting architects and city planners with new challenges, as well as opening up huge opportunities in urban planning. Cities now need to be designed in a way that takes quality of life, sustainability and future demands into account; in other words, to strengthen urban resilience.
This involves the flexible design of buildings with respect to mixed usage, and declining demand for commercial and office space that can be used to create urban housing. The strengths of the Smart City include an extensive and regular public transport system, proximity to supermarkets and businesses based in the local area. The city experience should be heightened by culture and dining - after all, who doesn't enjoy the clear view from a rooftop bar? And your own home is no longer just a safe haven; it now also doubles as a home office where peace and quiet are desired for concentration at almost any time of day.
Passive sound control has long been a part of urban development. However, traditional measures such as noise barriers or sound control windows only offer protection against external noise. These measures are unfortunately ineffective against vibration-induced noise.
With integrated solutions from Getzner, the highest level of vibration protection and vibration isolation can be achieved without restricting design planning or usage. The range of use of our elastomers extends from the elastic bearing of an entire building through to targeted damping of sources of noise. This provides architects and city planners with additional scope in building planning and greater security when it comes to customers, developers and investors.