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Morpheus Hotel, Macau (China)
Morpheus is like no other property in the world. It is far more than just a building, Morpheus is Macau's newest iconic landmark. Designed by the late architect Dame Zaha Hadid, it's an an unconventionally crafted sculpture and enlightened vision of the future inside and out: the world’s first high-rise supported by a free-form steel exoskeleton.
Etihad Museum, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
The Etihad Museum in Dubai was designed in the form of a manuscript to commemorate the signing of the constitution of the UAE in 1971. The museum shows permanent and temporary exhibitions on the history of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the people living there.
The Address Boulevard Hotel, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Two revolving doors record K31 with invisible under floor drive. The revolving doors have a size of 4 400 x 6 000 mm.
Laboratorio de control de Calidad de Leche (Paraguay)
Automatic sliding door record STA 20 opening to both sides.
The GlobalWorth Tower, Bucharest (Romania)
The GlobalWorth Tower in Bucharest, formerly known as Bucharest One, is the second tallest building in Romania. The Tower built right in the middle of one of the highest density spots in Bucharest was designed to offer clients with high quality office space. In order to ensure a fast and safe passage in and out the building 2 record revolving doors K 21 have been installed.
Mall of Sofia (Bulgaria)
There are 130 retailers in the Mall of Sofia. International and bulgarian brands. Women’s, men’s and kids’ fashion, shoes, accessories and jewellery, homeware, cafes, confectioneries and restaurants, food court, Piccadilly supermarket, Cinema City (12 screens) and the only IMAX cinema in Sofia.
EAWAG Dübendorf – Thermally separated telescopic sliding doors for sustainable buildings
In order to meet the growing demand for extra space, Eawag and Empa jointly constructed Forum Chriesbach in Dübendorf. The members of the Eco Team were consulted from the outset, when the project specification was formulated. Issues of sustainable development were given high priority right from the start. The stipulations were to achieve as high a degree as possible of self-sufficiency in terms of energy supply from renewable energy sources, an exemplary and efficient use of water (including the separation of urine), and the use of environmentally friendly materials and landscaping that provides a beneficial environment for flora and fauna as well as people. Forum Chriesbach became operational in July 2006, since which time it has been the headquarters of Eawag.
The Forum Chriesbach is located on the Empa-Eawag site in Dübendorf. The office and research building, which also houses the library, training rooms and the staff canteen, has set new standards in sustainable development. When planning the building, the construction techniques and technology employed pushed the then available systems to their limits. For example, the building uses four times less energy than a conventional building; the office areas are neither heated nor cooled by conventional systems. And the installation of a sophisticated sanitation system - NoMix toilets which separate urine, rainwater used for flushing toilets - means that the latest research results of Eawag are tested in everyday situations. Almost 2000 visitors from Switzerland and abroad come to view the building each year and it has been the subject of numerous media reports and publications
The building is a compact entity with a large glass-roofed atrium which allows daylight and - a welcome feature in winter - the heat from the sun to enter the building. The reinforced steel frame construction acts as a heat and cold storage unit, while the interior clay and gypsum walls in the offices regulate air humidity. The escape balconies are accessible from every room and are fitted with the striking blue glass panels which turn to follow the sun and provide shade or let in the sun according to the season. The rooms are distributed in a U shape around the 5-storey atrium which offers a true spatial experience with its suspended meeting cubicles and the open staircase. The reception and exhibition area in the atrium can also be used for major events. A model of the water molecule with an image projection system is the eye-catching feature in the entrance area.
The space allocation plan comprises 165 office workstations, a lecture hall for 80–140 persons, 2 seminar rooms for 30–40 persons each, seven meeting rooms for a total of 110 persons, contact areas on four floors with desks and seating areas, the library shared by Eawag and Empa, the aQa staff canteen as well as adjoining rooms and technical service areas.
CBRE | St Martin’s Square | London
CBRE’s is the world’s largest commercial property and real estate services adviser. Their newly refurbished London office, overlooking St Martin’s Square, is home to over 900 staff, who are located over 6 floors.
To complete the office transformation, CBRE wanted to replace their existing automatic doors at the front and rear of the building with stylish doors which were safe, reliable and ensured effortless pedestrian flow. To avoid any disruption to both staff and visitors, doors had to be installed over the Easter Bank Holiday, whilst the office was closed.
Two record K 41 stainless steel four-leaf revolving doors constructed from glass to provide a modern, minimalistic look were installed. Complete with built in safety features activated by infrared detectors, the revolving doors have been programmed to operate once a door leaf is manually pushed. This not only allows all staff and visitors to pass through the turnstiles safely and easily before they rotate back to a standstill but provides energy savings as the doors are only activated when used and not by passers-by on the busy road and square outside.
A stainless steel swing door complete with a record DFA 127 operator has also been installed next to revolving door at the main entrance to provide a wider opening for disabled access and deliveries of large, bulky items to the premises. This compact, elegant operator, which is operated by an access control system, is almost silent in operation and complements the overall look of the reception area.
Paul Charman, Operations Manager commented: The revolving doors look impressive and add the finishing touch to the office, whilst helping minimise the level of noise and draft entering the building from outside. Despite extremely tight deadlines, record uk installed all doors on time, due to excellent planning and co-ordination.
AFG Arbonia-Forster Holding AG (Switzerland)
Arbonia Forster Holding AG, headquartered in Switzerland, is a supplier to the international construction industry. Its 6000 employees are active at 12 manufacturing facilities, and the 50 sales companies generate around a billion Swiss Francs of sales per year.
A portion of AFG’s business consists of the manufacture of door profiles and special doors, all of which are automated using drive systems by record. The doors at their headquarters in Arbon all feature drives provided by record.
debis Systemhaus, Berlin (Germany)
Located very close to the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, the debis-Haus is located in a district known as Daimler City. Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, it was built in 1993, but the Daimler subsidiary debis didn’t move in until1997. Renamed Atrium Tower some 16 years later, it is considered to be one of Berlin’s most eye-catching buildings, and functions today as the home to news media channel N24.
Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, it is no longer a publicly accessible building. The entrances consist of twin radial sliding doors designed as interlocks with under floor drives. The doors have a diameter of 2900mm and a height of 2650 mm.
St. Pancras Station, London (England)
An under floor door drive enjoys a special status. The extra effort required in construction to install the drive unit below ground enables the creation of a free, airy architectural style, and therefore often plays a role in representative glass constructions.
Here at the impressive St. Pancras railway station in London, it makes perfect sense that our C 90 SU model has been chosen to provide access to the platforms in the terminal-like Euro Star zone.
The drive units are protected to IP67 norms and standards by highly effective seals preventing the ingress of dirt, dust and the occasionally aggressive cleaning fluids of floor cleaning machines. They also defy the rain, even the English sort!
Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg
This is an urban hospital in Luxembourg belonging to a group that includes four specialist hospitals. The total budget amounts to about 300 million Euros.
The hospital features record CLEAN K1 hygienic sliding doors in automatic and manual versions. The models that do not feature seals around the profile edges to ensure a hermetically airtight seal are mainly fitted within the airtight zones. Their durable surfaces enable easy, thorough cleaning.
Clinique des Grangettes, Geneva (Switzerland)
Located near the centre of Geneva, the Clinique des Grangettes enjoys a privileged, quiet location. Its main specialties are maternity, special surgery, cardiology, oncology, paediatrics and radiology.
record has equipped the Clinique des Grangettes with hermetically sealing doors with additional fire protection features. In addition to preventing airflow by fitting seals around the edge of the entire profile, the doors are provided with additional seals which swell in case of fire, thus preventing flames or smoke from spreading for at least 30 minutes. To enable the door to shut to prevent the spread of fire during a power failure, the door is fitted with a counterbalance. In the event of a power failure, the drive unit, attached by a magnet, is decoupled, the door leaf with its counterweight obeys gravity and uses its energy to close the door safely and securely.
Children’s Clinic Erlangen
The children’s’ clinic at the University Hospital of Erlangen treats pre-mature and newborn babies, children and teens of all ages. To ensure optimal care, depending on the medical condition and age, it has various departments and clinics staffed by experienced paediatricians, equipped with modern diagnostic and therapeutic tools and techniques. They work closely with highly qualified nurses, physiotherapists and educators for the health of its young patients.
Also playing a part in the patients’ recovery, the hospital features several dozen record CLEAN K1-A hermetically sealing automatic doors. The doors stand out with their large glass surfaces, which flood the building and fill the hallways with natural light. Blinds that close at the touch of a button are fitted to the glazed areas to create completely private zones.
Hug Bakery, Zurich (Switzerland)
The Hug Bakery was founded in Lucerne, Switzerland, when Josef Hug-Meyer, who was later to lend the Hug rusk (or Zwieback) his name, started a bakery back in 1877. Even today the company is family-owned and is now in its fifth generation. Hug maintains 10 branches throughout Switzerland, of which the latest was opened in the Birmersdorferstrasse in Zurich in 2013.
BMW Hollenstein Aesch (Switzerland)
BMW Hollenstein in Aesch near Basel fully utilizes innovative technology. Completed in 2012, the operations centre uses only pioneering, sustainable infrastructure. The fully electric powered BMW models i3 and i8 are recharged at a special station prominently situated by the entrance. The electricity comes from a powerful solar energy plant located on the top of the roof. Any surplus electricity is fed back into the grid.
Little wonder, then, that only doors of usual design and construction were suitable for a building such as this. Again, innovation has found its way here too, enabling us to build one of Switzerland’s first record THERMCORD systems into the entrance porch.
MUC Airport, Munich (Germany)
Franz Josef Strauss Airport is located in Munich, Germany, and opened in 1992. With 42 million passengers per year, it is second only to Frankfurt as Germany’s largest airport. It employs about 30,000 people, and regularly comes in the top 10 in a variety of international rankings.
Many record doors are featured in Munich, the most unusual of which is the three-wing revolving model shown here, which was built around a concrete column.
Grand Hotel Quellenhof, Bad Ragaz (Switzerland)
The Grand Hotel Quellenhof symbolises the classic, luxurious elegance of the Swiss grand hotel industry. Winner of multiple awards, including "Leading Spa", it is a member of “The Leading Hotels of the World” international group and “Swiss Deluxe Hotels”.
Tschuggen Grand Hotel Arosa (Switzerland)
Situated in the Graubünden mountains in the tranquil Arosa region, the Tschuggen Grand Hotel is one of the most prestigious five-star hotels in Switzerland. For guests resident in the 98 rooms and 32 exclusively designed suites, numerous employees labour round the clock to make their stay as pleasant as possible. The 6 restaurants, bars and lounges serve a wide range of culinary delights.
The spa and wellness zone sets standards that have not been matched anywhere else; a glass bridge connects the hotel with the world famous Tschuggen Bergoase spa: 5000 square metres of private paradise designed to ravish the senses and created by the famous architect Mario Botta. Opulent yet filigree sails made of glass and steel open up the spa’s deep corners to the sky and mountains, flooding the four levels with light and breathtaking panoramic views.
And as if that were not exclusive enough for the demanding clientele, the hotel's own Tschuggen Express, the only mountain railway in Switzerland with leather-covered bucket seats, transports residents to the heart of the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski and hiking area in less than two and a half minutes.
The Dolder Grand, Zurich (Switzerland)
The Dolder Grand is a 5-star hotel located at Zurich-Hottingen; it used to be called the Dolder Grand Hotel, and has been located here since 1899. The original "Curhaus" dating back to 1899 also belonged to the luxury class of city spas. Located on the western slopes of the Adlisberg between the pulsating city and the invigorating countryside, it provides a magnificent view of the city of Zurich, the lake and the Alps.
The Dolder Grand features 176 luxurious rooms and suites, exquisite cuisine, a spa covering 4,000 square meters, spacious banqueting and conference rooms, as well as a valuable art collection.