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GROHE presents its new Reference Book titled “Water Enjoyment Volume 3” and a corresponding iPad® app

Following on from the great success of the first two editions of “Water Enjoyment”, GROHE has presenting the third edition of its Reference Book as well as a like-named GROHE app at the ISH 2013 trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.

Comprising far in excess of 200 pages, the book presents iconic architectural projects incorporating GROHE water fittings. Selected from the hotel, residential, commercial, sports and leisure, healthcare, transport as well as education and science sectors, the projects explore the interplay of design, technology and sustainability. Many of the buildings are distinguished by well thought-through ecological solutions and many have already garnered design prizes. Award-winning projects featured in the book include the Exchange Hotel in Amsterdam styled by young interior designers Matthijs van Cruijsen and Ina Meijer as well as the avant-garde Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom hotel built by Pritzker Prize winner Jean Nouvel.

“We are excited to see our ‘Water Enjoyment’ publication attract almost as much attention from the architect and designer community as the fantastic images it presents,” says David J. Haines, CEO of Grohe AG. The fact that many iconic buildings incorporate our products illustrates the highly successful work done by our Düsseldorf-based design team.”

Focus on people and sustainability

Apart from showcasing exceptional architecture, the latest edition of “Water Enjoyment” puts the focus on people, for example by introducing readers to the GROHE Jal Academy. This installers’ training school attached to the Don Bosco Learning Center in Mumbai, India, runs a successful programme to turn disadvantaged youths into skilled installers. Social engagement and sustainable management of key environmental resources are the key topics in an interview with architect Koen Olthuis who talks of his vision of replacing third world slums with cost-efficient floating urban structures. In his contribution, architect Paul Finch advocates sensitivity to cultural and climate differences and discusses the globalisation trend in contemporary architecture.

GROHE app gives access to architectural masterpieces around the world

The new interactive “Water Enjoyment” app affords fascinating insights into high-profile projects realised around the globe. Impressive photos from all three GROHE Reference Books, many additional pictures of the projects and video content bring these stunning buildings to life. The app offers inspiration and practical assistance for architects, interior designers, planners or simply consumers who appreciate great designs. Projects can be looked at individually or by choosing to view the latest highlights. The user can scroll through a large selection and discover the architectural story, floor plans, sketches, press releases, an extended photo gallery and lots of new video interviews and supplementary information. Additionally, one is able to see what GROHE products are installed and can download the details for his or her own specifications.

The app is initially available to iPad® users via the Apple iTunes Store ("GROHE References").

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