Escape balcony - Fluchtbalkon
At the same time as the rescue function, the escape balcony is often used as a smoking balcony. It also serves as a break area for the adjacent work rooms, often also as a communal area.
Escape balconies are often integrated into double facades .
- Easy way to secure the second escape route
- Usually enhancement of the room quality of the adjacent rooms
- A simple solution to designate smoking areas
- Can cause problems with required clearance areas.
- In the case of careless execution and failure of thermal separation, thermal bridges can occur.
- Escape balcony at the ETH Zurich
- Clarification on the interpretation of the ArbStättV (accessed on March 19, 2020)
- Structural fire protection requirements for escape and rescue routes (accessed on March 19, 2020)
- Fire protection in your pocket (accessed March 19, 2020)
- Fire protection in the day care center (accessed on March 19, 2020)