ABU DHABI, UAE, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
In the capital of the United Arab Emirates, construction of the new headquarters of the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the largest mineral oil manufacturers in the world, is under way. GEZE, the innovative window and door systems solutions leaders, will be equipping the entire skyscraper, which will have a height of 342 metres and 77 storeys, with the latest door technology.
After a construction period of five years, the office complex designed by the US architectural firm Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK) is expected to be completed during this year. The new ADNOC headquarters will be the second highest building in Abu Dhabi, with only the 381-meter high, 88-storey mega structure “The Domain” being taller. The complex endeavor includes a courtyard, a museum and an underground car park that is connected to the building via a tunnel with a total project value of approximately 490 million US dollars.
Premium quality and technical competence play important roles in any construction process across the globe. GEZE, the expert and system provider of door, window and safety technology, will be equipping the prestigious tower with the latest door closer technology and automatic door systems. 2,500 door closers from the GEZE boxer series are being integrated during the construction process to ensure safe closing of doors coupled with fire safety systems in case of emergencies. The integrated door closers are completely set into the door leaf, with guide rails only visible when doors are open, making them elegantly compact and as good as invisible and a perfect option in challenging, design-oriented architecture.
The 120 large automatic sliding doors with power drives from GEZE also ensure automatic door control and safety. They have been used in indoor areas and facades, offering optimum passing comfort with hold-open times adapting to passage frequency. If the stream of visitors is higher, the door leaves are automatically kept open accordingly. The control unit of the power drive makes the doors future-proof and enables a connection to the building system so that door functions can be monitored and modified remotely as well.
GEZE GmbH is one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of construction systems for door, window and safety technology. GEZE offers a comprehensive range of products including automatic door systems and door technology, glass systems, smoke and heat extraction systems, safety technology as well as window and ventilation technology.
As one of the market, innovation and design leaders, the independently-managed family company has decisively influenced facility engineering and building technology with pioneering developments. These developments are constantly being driven onwards in the company’s technology centre. The highest of quality standards means that GEZE products contribute towards some of the most innovative building concepts in the world and ensure convenience and security in building technology.
SOURCE GEZE GmbH