Castle Biljoen - KNX Award Winner 2016

October 26, 2017

 

KNX RF enables intelligent building technology in the historical Castle Biljoen

 

Even castle ghosts would enjoy this project: At the last refurbishment in 2015 the Castle Biljoen from the 16th century was equipped with an electrical installation based on KNX. Over the centuries the moated castle with its four dominant corner towers has had a lot of owners and inhabitants. At present it is managed and let by the foundation “Friends of Gelderland Landscape and Castles” (“Het Geldersch Landschap & Kasteelen”).

 

Living like a king has its challenges. Thus the technical equipment needs to be adequate for an up-to-date, modern building and provide comfort, safety and energy efficiency. Yet, the integration of the relevant functions in the historical, listed masonry is problematic. The ideal solution was the KNX bus system, which allowed the implementation of the required functions with wireless RF components in combination with TP devices. The system integrator Hevac Controls, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, received the KNX Award International Europe for the real artistry to equip the historical ambiance with modern technology while avoiding the destruction of walls and ceilings.