Robots, free fall tower and SuperTube
The obvious choice
The 28-storey high-rise was formerly an office building. The new owners wanted to convert it into a hotel with over 500 rooms and a corresponding number of additional bathrooms - and without enlarging the existing supply shaft. A challenging project for which SuperTube was the obvious choice, comments Rainer Holzberg, Product Manager at Geberit in South Africa. 184 Sovent fittings and 68 each Bottom Turn and BackFlip fittings were installed.
With SuperTube, Geberit has revolutionised building drainage. The drainage system renders the previously indispensable ventilation pipe superfluous. For the hydraulically optimised fittings cause the water to rotate, creating a constant column of air inside the pipe. Thanks to the sophisticated hydraulics, the air column remains stable even when the direction changes by 90°.