For the new head office of Qatar Petroleum District, we manufactured, delivered, and installed more than one hundred thousand square meters of Maars walls.

The office has ten towers in total, six of them are provided with the Maars living walls. We supplied various wall systems and door types for this project. String² Melamine panels, Panorama Slim with single and double glazing, 4000 single glass doors, 400 XL flush glass doors and 80 wooden doors.

The six towers are divided between two different contractors, Al Balagh and Al Ghanim. The project started in June 2019 together with these two contractors. The consultant in charge had Maars walls in the specification, as well as 13 other wall systems were specified. Of all wall systems, Maars was chosen as the best solution for the project!

It is not the first time that Maars supplied walls for a project of a size like this. However, it is always challenging.

Because of the size and logistics, our production was often focused on the QPD project for weeks in a row. Our dealer AlKaabi Contracting, who is a Maars dealer for over 20 years, has been taking care of the installation of this challenging project. The design of the building is curved. This presented some challenges during installation, but overall it has been a successful project in collaboration with AlKaabi Contracting.

We are proud to share this end result. Hundred thousand square meters of Maars walls, that remains impressive!

The renovation of this highschool is nominated for the award Building of the Year 2022.

Among all impressive, different and innovative projects it a great honor that this sustainable renovation is recognizes as one of the best projects in the Netherlands. This sustainable and innovative highschool is designed by ‘Nieuwe Architecten’.

From the first scratch of the design sustainability and modularity where key.

  • A space always in motion requires flexible solutions.

With this design by ‘Nieuwe Architecten’ renovations can take place without any loss of value.

Besides flexibility Performances such as sound insulation, fire resistance and safety are just as important for this school. Flexibility and Performances comes together in our multi-functional wall system String2.

‘Nieuwe Architecten’ Congratulations with this amazing nomination. For Maars it has been an honor to contribute to this innovative and inspiring project. You can leave your vote for this project via this link.

At Maars quality and performances are main priority. We always strive to get the maximum out of our walls. With Slim Tracks you can boost the performances for our walls. Slim Tracks are already available within the Panorama portfolio, known as Panorama Slim.

String² is known as our flexible all-rounder and already offers high performances. Our Research and Development department has made it possible to reach for even higher acoustic performances by using the Slim Tracks. With this boost you can reach a Rw value up to 56 dB / STC.

Besides high acoustic performances there is another huge advantage the Slim Tracks can offer. With slim profiles you can create slim lines which results in a minimalistic and high-end design. At the same time the slim profiles can still include extreme intolerances.

When you want to specify these walls, please contact our Technical Support department for more information on how to draw this within our software Maars 4D.

 

At the Maars Headquarter in the Netherlands you find our beautiful showroom and impressive production facility.

At our HomePage you find a Virtual Tour where you can take a look around our virtual tours for a unique sneak peek behind our scenes.

To make our headquarters even more attractive, a renovation is started for a completely new façade. During this renovation a lot of work has to be done: new plating, window frames, screens and a finishing tough with lights and Maars branding. It is for sure that the façade will give Maars a completely new look that radiates our professionality.

Before we can present the end result we hope you’d enjoy to see a glimpse of the design!

With years of experience, expertise and worldwide inspiration Maars is specialized in Sliding Doors.

We always put a great effort in optimizing and developing our product portfolio. We love to challenge ourselves to maximize the performances of all our products including Sliding Doors.

In 2016 Research and Development led to the award winning and an one-of-a-kind sliding door with certified acoustical performances. We are proud that as for now the Maars Sliding Door Premium still is the only Sliding Door available in the market with certified acoustic performances. ​​​​​​​

While our competitors do offer Sliding Doors with acoustic features, they are not able to reach an official certificate for these acoustic features. It is up to us to compete with all of the products in the market without an acoustic certificate.

Therefor we have decided to add another Sliding Door type, with acoustic features but without officially tested acoustic results. The Sliding Door Plus has been added to our Sliding Door portfolio. A door with a soft close, cover cap for the knobs, drop seal and profiles with vertical rubbers. The vertical rubbers are the seal with which we can offer acoustical features.

With this asset to our Sliding Door portfolio we also have changed the names of our Sliding Door. There is the Sliding Door, the Sliding Door Plus and the Sliding Door Premium. The Sliding Door Premium is the only door with acoustic certificates.

Our assistance dog that we have adopted together with Visser & Smit Construction has grown in to a smart seven months old dog. We thought you would enjoy to read about the Update we have received about Rakker’s developments.

The foster family that now takes care of Rakker really enjoys the company Rakker has to give. His journey into becoming an assistance dog is so far really successful. His family lets us know that Rakker is a really intelligent dog and a fast learner! He learned all kinds of skills he will need for his important job as assistance dog.

What also catches the eye, is Rakker his beauty. He is a really enjoys all the attention he gets while walking down the streets!

We are looking forward to see Rakker following his mission in becoming an assistance dog and we know for sure he will be a loyal friend for his new owner.

M923. our truly living wall, consisting of snap-in-place panels defines open areas with the right type of functionality. Users can easily change the structure and the design of the wall themselves.

  • Panels are easy to change and this way you can quickly transform the appearance of a space.

One of the unique aspects of M923. is the wide range of colors and finishes for the panels. With all these panels you can design the wall yourselves. Because the range of finishes are such an important feature of M923. we are always looking for ways to extend our range of finishes.

  • We have managed to find high-quality wrap around foils that create any desired look for your M923. panel.

Part of the range of foil finishes are for example wood, marble, leather or crocodile – look. Contact our Product Specialists to order a sample box with all the new finish options. With the help of these samples you can choose your desired finish.

  • Besides the foil finishes we are also able to deliver the extremely popular Corten steel-look.

This finish can give your M923. an unique industrial look.

These new one – of – a kind finishes of the M923. can be ordered via our Product Specialists.

THE WALL IS YOURS…!

In the world of partition walls and office interiors, there will always be new trends and demands for finishes. It is the right finish that ensures the desired look and feel for your space. At Maars we offer the most wide range of finish options and we now have added even more finishes to our portfolio… The wooden look finish!

From now on it is possible to choose a wooden-look finish for profiles. You can combine the wooden-finish with glass walls Horizon and Panorama. We see request for natural-look finishes within office spaces rising.  A wooden-look in combination with a glass wall creates a warm design for your space.

We can offer a wide range of different wooden finishes, a sample box is available of the full collection. With the samples you can see, feel and experience the different finishes.

Are you interested in a sample box of the wooden finish collection or do you want to know more about the possibilities? Reach out to the product specialist responsible for your region.

 

New phases Slim Framed Glass Door

A couple of months ago we introduced a new ground breaking design by Maars: The Slim Framed Glass Door. We introduced this extreme slim and high-end door with the promise of more features and benefits to come.

The time has come to introduce phase 2 of the Slim Framed Glass Door. Within this new phase we offer new features that can create lots more solutions with the Slim Framed Glass Door.

Besides Horizon it is now also possible to combine the new door with String² and Metaline wall solutions. European hardware has been made available in this phase and it is also possible to create a sliding door with the Slim Framed Glass Door.

Want to learn more about our newest product development? Our Productspecialist love to tell you everything you need to know. 

Designed in collaboration with Gensler as product design consultant the M923. Is the modular panel system that brings down all barriers.

M923. defines open areas with the right functionality. For the Gensler Design Lab in their Miami office our dealer partner CWC installed this impressive M923. design. Within this open design the M923. creates a space that ensures the ability to focus.

M923. steel profiles comes in many different powder coated finishes. Gensler chose the matte black finish that gives a clean and industrial look to the space. For the snap in place panels you can choose from a wide range of finishes like moss, cork, fabrics and powder coat. At the Gensler office two types of moss are used in combination with perforated panels. On the other side of the M923. white board panels are installed to create functionality.

Together it is an impressive M923. design that really stands out.

The Slim Framed Glass Door by Maars Living Walls

A ground breaking slim design combined with smart and functional integrations, that’s how we like to describe our newest product innovation: The Slim Framed Door by Maars Living Walls. With a slim frame of 43 mm, an invisible PIVOT and smart integrations the door not only stands out with a minimalistic and high-end design but also offers functionality and performances!

Did you know slim means actually smart in Dutch? And a smart product it is!

The extreme slim frame and invisible PIVOT design is what stands out. How to combine this minimalistic design with performances and functionalities? Research and Development made innovation possible.

A door closer and hold-open function are invisibly integrated into the slim frame. With the door closer the door will automatically soft-close and with the hold-open function you can hold the door in a 90 degrees corner. Together with a value of 33 STC which ensures acoustical privacy, this door give you best of both worlds. High-End designs and High-End performances.

The doorframe is available in all Maars powder coat finishes. Combine the Slim Framed Door with Horizon and Carré to create a minimalistic and creative look. With US hardware you can finish the desired look.

Want to learn more about our newest product development? Our Productspecialist love to tell you everything you need to know. 

The company RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH has its office located in one of the most impressive industrial monuments: Zollverein. Zollverein is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.  Since the final working shift in 1986, Zollverein has been transformed into a prime site for the art, culture and creative sectors, attracting more than two million visitors a year.

on the Zollverein site. Numerous studios, offices and restaurants have also found their home and RAG Montan Immobilien is one of them. For their office maximum transparency was key, at the same time high acoustic values were just as important.

Our Panorama Slim and Horizon modular partition walls fits the demands perfectly.

Minimalistic design with high acoustic values

For a large co-working space of this office in Levallois near Paris, Kardham architects wanted to create a poetic atmosphere where transparency is key. Therefor a minimalistic wall with thin and high-end designs was required. At the same time high acoustic values where necessary to ensure the ability to focus.

Maars wall system: lalinea matches all these challenges. The nearly invisible wall fits perfectly in this design of Kardham architects. With wood, rattan furniture and soft colors a warm atmosphere was created for this working space.

Maars Living Walls are in the new and largest courthouse in The Netherlands. A building, ten floors high with a surface of 60,200 square feet, with fifty courtrooms and offers 1000 employees a place to work.

The design of the courthouse radiates authority, yet remains inviting. This inviting and accessible feeling is created by glass-centric design. Maars glazed walls String² and Horizon are perfectly in place in this open and transparent space.

Flexibele and Sustainable
The courthouse is designed with flexible and sustainable solutions so that the layout can be easily changed to fit with new developments in the future. Maars partition walls can be fully demounted and can evolve with the needs and demands that comes with new developments. This way our partition walls contributes to the sustainability of the courthouse. The walls that are installed in the new courthouse are certified with Cradle to Cradle Silver.

In the middle of Germany our gold partner proroomz.gmbh designed this BMW dealer showroom with Maars partition walls.

See more about this project.

With Horizon, Metaline, Styleline and String2 we designed this showroom into different areas for different purposes.

For the entrée of the showroom we installed Styleline with an automatic glass sliding door, and a custom ceiling beam, to keep the open space. We have created an impressive entrance where our Styleline partition proves to still offer maximum versatility and flexibility. Furthermore the lounge and reception area at the entrance is made with our String² partition also with an automated sliding door.

With Horizon single glazed walls, we created separate booths for sales people. A minimalistic design which creates a define place where sales people can invite their customers.

For the office spaces we installed Horizon with Metaline door frames and integrated media panels. From the office area above you have a great view on the showroom.

For the first time in our company history, Maars is holding a stock of products in the United States. Stock for Horizon in Matte Black finish and for the M923.

  • With this program we will be able to serve the US market with faster delivery and lower freight costs.

This will allow us to better serve our customers and fulfill needs for fast-turnaround and smaller projects.

With this Quick Ship Program we can deliver

  • Quick lead team within three weeks
  • Superior quality
  • Flexibility

Want to know more about the Quick Ship Program? Please reach out to us!

Dealers can place orders up to a certain value the same way as usual and orders will be fulfilled by our dealer partners.

  • The Horizon stock will be stocked in the US by our dealer partner, OP Houston and the M923. stock will be stocked by our dealer partner Intereum.
  • M923.

When M923. was designed, the goal was to always carry a stock of product in the United States. The M923. stock program contains profiles and panels in all standard finishes like powder coat, fabric, moss, markerboard, and transparent!

 

From the stock locations in Minneapolis and Houston the products will be shipped to locations all around North America.

String² and Metaline have achieved the highest classification for burning behavior in our company history. This is not a classification of fire rating but of how components burn when they are already on fire.

Both walls, in the steel versions, are certified with class A2. For partition walls, this is the highest possible classification.

Part of this test is the smoke development, smoke intensity, and falling (“drop”) of debris.

To be certified, the walls had to pass two tests. In the first test conform NEN-EN3823, the wall was subjected to a flame test, to determine the propagation on the surface, the degree of smoke development, and the smoke intensity.

The first test was completed successfully. Only then the wall can proceed with the second test, after which where the value of all testing is determined conform NEN-EN ISO11925-2. Both Metaline and String2 passed both tests well, resulting in: A2 – S1 , D0 (Smoke 1 and Droplets 0)

Public spaces such as schools, town halls, and libraries are projects that often require certification on burning behavior. With these great results our Metaline and String2 walls, fully meet this requirement.

This classification is valid in Europe. 

As a metal wholesaler, MCB International is as much of a fan of steel as we are. In fact, MCB is also a supplier for certain parts of our steel partition walls. MCB supplies a wide variety of products in all kinds of metals such as steel, copper, and aluminum. It was important for MCB’s new office design that these products are integrated in the office.

M + R architects from Eindhoven took the challenge of incorporating the products into the design. “Our responsibility is creating sustainable architecture that can stand the test of time”

Several cubes have been placed in the office. These cubes consist of String² partition walls in combination with Panorama from Maars Living Walls. Steel panels and Bi Block window frames are used from the String² line.

The outside of the cubes are covered with products that MCB markets. We see different products in all shapes and sizes such as sheet steel, pipes and profiles, all in metal.

Next to the walls with which the cubes are formed, Maars also supplied the doors that fit seamlessly into the walls. XL glass doors were chosen, and a 60-minute fire-resistant requirement was set for a number of doors.

A great project, where Maars Living Walls fits perfectly!

Photography: Studio de Winter

The headquarter in Amsterdam of this leading company that is active over 150 years in their branche, is designed with Maars partition walls.

A high-end and transparent design was one of the most important things for this office. Curved Horizon creates the desired look and feel. Besides this fancy design, privacy was just as important for our client.

That’s why we choose to install the unique Acoustic sliding door. This glazed sliding door reaches an acoustic value of 35dB and with that they are unique in its way.

A sliding door creates a high-end design without the loss of privacy.

The M923. is known for its flexibility and functionality. The freestanding, a new configuration of the M923. makes the wall system even more flexible. The wall is attached to a base with a feet or caster and is therefore easy to move!  The M923. freestanding is a welcome solution in a time were flexible boundaries are required.

The freestanding is nothing like the partitioning systems Maars is known for. It is a system where modern wall decoration, movable walls and functional office furniture meet.

For stability reasons, the product is limited in length up to 2.5 modules. The freestanding is attached to a rigid base on casters or glides, which ensures even more flexibility.

Panels can be mounted on both sides of the framework, up to a maximum of four panels. The backing of the panels is black and nicely finished. So therefor it is not necessary to mount panels on both sides. Also the layout of the framework is up to the end use, similar as M923. and therefor still gives that interaction with the end-user as we know.

The panels can be mounted in to the framework using a magnet strip and four safety clips. . This system, once installed according to the instructions Maars has given, will comply to ANSI/BIFMA X5.6 and EN1023-3.

The M923. Freestanding knows the same finishes like the M923. The moss and cork panels are for stability reasons excluded.