5th Oct 2010
Doors, Windows & Entrance Systems - View Bulletin
GEZE UK Ltd ,
Tel: 01543 443000
GEZE makes history in Hull
GEZE UK has secured a place in Hull’s historical archives, by installing two circular entrances to the new History Centre’s unique curved atrium.
The Hull History Centre is a purpose-built facility designed to make historical archives accessible to the public and for the first time, priceless records of the city's past are gathered under one roof. GEZE’s automatic curved sliders were chosen to create a stylish, minimalist and functional glass entrance that combines impact, high visibility and ease of use.
At both ends of a linear glass arcade four Slimdrive SC automatic operators were fitted in pairs to create two cylindrical draft lobbies, keeping heat loss to a minimum, while enabling easy ingress and egress for all members of the public.
Part of the Slimdrive range, the operators are just 7cm high, creating a virtually seamless effect, blending almost invisibly into the glass facades. The SC has also been designed and tested to meet the requirements of all relevant standards and regulations, including Building Bulletin 93, Approved Documents B and M, assisting with the vigorous demands of the DDA.
GEZE UK’s team of engineers worked with the contractors on site to modify one entrance, which needed to incorporate a slope - achieved through alterations to the design of the sub-floor stainless steel rings and the door assembly.