The tallest revolving door in the world
Months of preparation and work culminated in a technical feat when Boon Edam Sweden installed a revolving door 10m in height at Solna Shopping Centre in the Swedish Capital of Stockholm. The beautiful design, based on a Tournex High Capacity Revolving Door is the tallest revolving door ever installed… so far. Solna Centrum was first opened in 1965 and has evolved and renovated continuously ever since. In the spring of 2010 a large renovation was embarked upon modernising and expanding the building. Designed by the centre's owner, Unibail-Rodamco, in cooperation with British architects DunnettCraven, the renovated centre will house 120 shops and restaurants and see 7 million visitors per year pass through its doors.
One of the most noticeable changes to the building is the main entrance. The renovation of the building designed by Unibail-Rodamco and DunnettCraven called for an innovative free standing, 10m tall revolving door with striking lighting effects in the canopy. They turned to Boon Edam Sweden who was able to make the concept a reality. The company based this unique door on their Tournex revolving door model. This High Capacity Revolving Door is easily capable of handling the large number of visitors passing through the door every day. The 'always open, always closed' principle of the door moreover saves energy on heating or cooling the centre, thus meeting strict environmental requirements.
The new entrance will play a prominent role in the centre's new marketing campaign which was launched on 25th November 2011 at the official opening of the renovated Solna Centre. Louise Bergqvist, Manager of the Solna Centrum, says: "Our new entrance with the world´s tallest door is a good foretaste for the customers so they know what to expect from the newly renovated and rebuilt Solna Centrum. The revolving door is also very effective if you look at the stream of people going in and out through the revolving door."
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