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Boon Edam Revolving Doors for Fondation Louis Vuitton!

Garges-lès-Gonesse, France - On the 27th of October the Fondation Louis Vuitton opened its doors to the public after extensive renovations that started in 2008. The Fondation Louis Vuitton aims to promote art and culture and houses a permanent collection of works of art from the personal collection of Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH. As part of the modern new building, Boon Edam installed four Tourniket revolving doors. A Unique Building The building was designed by the American-Canadian architect Frank Gehry who is known for his design for the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain. Situated in the Jardin d'Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris, France, this 48m high glass building is shaped like a sail boat with sails inflated by the wind. The complicated design consists of 3,584 tailor made glass panels with a total surface of 13,500 m2 and a door overhang of more than 20 m. A Sustainable Building The project's focus on sustainability made it the perfect pilot project for a new sustainability certificate for cultural buildings, developed by HQE®. The High Quality Environmental Standard (HQE) is the French standard for green building, based on international principles for sustainable development. The installation of revolving doors is one of the many examples in which sustainable design and development were incorporated in this building. The four Tourniket revolving doors were supplied by Boon Edam and are all identical. Two were placed at the North side of the building and two on the South entrance. For more information contact: Michelle WortelMarketing ManagerRoyal Boon Edam International B.V.+31 (0) 299 38 08 00 mwl@boonedam.com

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Design Meets Security: Boon Edam Launches Revolutionary Access Control Barrier Series in Europe

Edam, The Netherlands - The business world is ever changing. With people passing through all day long, the security of sensitive areas of buildings, as well as the personal safety of the people visiting must be guaranteed. Recognising this, Boon Edam has created a brand new security product range to manage the flow of people in and around a building.  But how can a secure entrance environment be achieved whilst still being inviting? The Ultimate Entry Experience The ever changing business world has seen traditional 9-5 working days being replaced with a twenty-four seven culture. With this, a new view on building security is required as it becomes increasingly difficult to keep track of who is in the building, where and when. Using new technologies and premium materials, Boon Edam has developed the New Speedlane Lifeline Series. An innovative and highly customisable security barrier for access control, which launches across Europe this January.  On their journey to determine the requirements for the new product range, Boon Edam studied the behaviour of pedestrian mobility and listened to architects, building managers and tenants alike. This insight opened up a whole new world of possibilities for the company to create something truly unique. “As work environments become increasingly dynamic, the need for increased security measures within buildings grows. Knowing this, we started seeing things from a new perspective to step ahead and meet changing demands.” explains Product Manager Daan van Beusekom. “As the name ‘Lifeline’ indicates, the product is alive and living. A sophisticated entry management system, we have designed the Speedlane Lifeline Series to be intuitive, interacting with all who approach it and guiding visitors through a secure gateway to their destination.” Intuitive, Interactive, Innovative Taking into consideration their findings, Boon Edam has launched the exquisitely designed, Speedlane Lifeline Series. The new product range, which includes the slimmest security barrer in the industry, consists of three models, the Slide, Swing and Open, each of which are available in a variety of options. Whether it’s for a higher security level or disabled access, numerous combinations are possible. Recognising that each installation is different, the modular systems mean the product is highly customisable. Customers can accentuate their chosen product by selecting from an array of different colour options and finishes. Whether making a statement, fitting with corporate identity colours or creating a harmonious interior design. The Speedlane Lifeline Series is available as of 26th January 2015, and can be ordered via Boon Edam subsidiaries and distributors across Europe.  Interested customers also have the opportunity of visiting Boon Edam’s showroom in Edam, The Netherlands, to see the full product range first hand. Visits can be arranged via their website. For Further Information, Please Contact: Geraldine O'ConnorMarketing CoordinatorT +353 (0)146 014 20E geraldine@boonedam.ie    

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Boon Edam Wins Order for First Self-Boarding Lanes in China

Beijing, China - Royal Boon Edam today announces that they have won the order for the installation of their Airport Swinglane self-boarding security lane at Xiamen International Airport in China. This project is the first self-boarding project in China which is not installed as part of a pilot programme. Xiamen Airport is one of the busiest airports in China with nearly 20 million passengers in 2013. As important provincial and regional air hub, the airport is serving the coastal city of Xiamen and surrounding cities of Fujian Province, it also has direct routes to Malaysia, Korea, Japan and many other countries in Asia. Additionally there is one route to Europe: to Amsterdam. Like many airports in China, Xiamen is one of the front runners in the implementation of self-service in the airport terminal.  A Dutch Connection The link with Amsterdam proved advantageous to Boon Edam. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands and the Dutch Consul General supported Boon Edam's bid. Boon Edam and representatives of Xiamen Airport first met during the China Airport Check-in Summit in Shanghai. After close consideration of all competitors, the airport ultimately decided to award the order to Boon Edam. Their design of the Airport Swinglane self-service boarding gate with an efficient add-on was more suitable for Chinese market. The Airport Swinglane was installed at Xiamen Airport at the end of 2014.  For more information, please contact Michelle WortelMarketing ManagerRoyal Boon Edam International B.V.+31 (0) 299 38 08 00 mwl@boonedam.com

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Boon Edam and Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport Work Together to Put Passengers in Control

Garges-Lès-Gonesse, France – Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, one of the leading airports in France, has chosen to work with Boon Edam to offer their frequent flyer passengers a smoother transit through the airport. By installing Airport Swinglane self-service gates at security pre-screening, the airport ensures that a high level of security is maintained while shortening cues and putting passengers in control.  Fourth Largest Airport in France Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport is the fourth largest airport in France when it comes to passenger numbers serving 8.6 million passengers annually, up to 34.000 a day. With 63% of all flight being international and 115 direct routes of which 30 were opened in the last five years, Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport has firmly positioned itself as one of the main entry ports into Europe. Putting the Passenger in Control “We have installed this solution to respond to different requirements, such as being able to track the passage of a passenger, restricting access to air side and automating security pre-screening”, says Mylène Leuly, Project Manager – Exploitation. The Airport Swinglane offers the high level of security Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport were looking while giving passengers control over their own boarding process, resulting in an improved passenger experience. Customisation and Cooperation Boon Edam has worked closely with Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport and RESA, the airport’s system integrator and provider of the PAXTRACK passenger tracking software since the start of the project in 2012 to create a fully customised solution for this airport. Mylène Leuly explains: “The ergonomic design of the lane and the proposed technology were the main reasons behind our decision. Boon Edam’s ability to listen to our requirements also played an important role. The company has managed to adapt their product to the restrictions in our airport to create a tailor made solution that meets our requirements perfectly with regards to performance and integration into the airport environment.” Besides technical and functional customisation, the design of the Airport Swinglane was personalised with a wooden top-plate and larger screens for interaction with the passenger. For Further Information, Please Contact:  Michelle WortelMarketing ManagerRoyal Boon Edam International B.V.+31 (0) 299 38 08 00 mwl@boonedam.com

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Special Doors by Boon Edam part of Innovative Extension of Mauritshuis

Edam, the Netherlands, 27 June 2014 – Today the Mauritshuis reopens its doors after a two year renovation. Located in the heart of The Hague, the museum is world renowned for their high quality art collection. This 17th century building houses the Royal Cabinet of Paintings with over 200 paintings by Dutch and Flemish painters from the Dutch Golden Age. Boon Edam provided two special revolving doors in the new extension of the museum. Elegant Renovation The Mauritshuis has doubled its floor space by building an underground extension to the opposite side of the street. The newly connected corner building will be called the “Royal Dutch Shell Wing”. The museum itself has been modernised as well: windows, climate control and lighting have been replaced and the interior has been improved and updated. The design by Hans van Heeswijk architects has ensured that the elegant and intimate atmosphere has been maintained. Technical and Logistical Challenge The underground connection of the old and the new building and the lowering of the foundations of the new wing were a technical feat in itself. The limited space the builders had to manoeuver and the location directly next to the prime minister’s office made this building project even more complex. Boon Edam was faced with the challenge of installing two automatic revolving doors for the new extension of the museum. The, entry to the museum is around 6 meters below street level, where a 4600 mm tall Tourniket revolving door was placed. The height of the revolving door and its location were both technically and logistically challenging for the company. Additionally, a fully glass Crystal Tourniket revolving door was placed in the entry to the museum café in the new wing. The low height under canopy for this door meant that the usual construction of the door proved impossible; instead the company placed a special ring in the building’s ceiling. Through a well-thought out plan and strong communication between Boon Edam and the architect, the project was carried out without any problems ensuring that the museum reopens today as planned. For Further Information, Please Contact: Michelle WortelMarketing ManagerRoyal Boon Edam International B.V.+31 (0) 299 38 08 00 mwl@boonedam.com

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Swedish Shopping Mall Chooses Energy Efficient Entry Solution from Boon Edam

For a long time the Swedish shopping mall, Flanaden, has been part of an extensive modernization project. One major part of the modernization project was the creation of a spectacular energy efficient entry solution, allowing more stores and more visitors to enter. Property owner Kuststaden Fastigheter AB, together with Atrio Architects chose to recreate the entry with a uniquely designed, six meter tall revolving door by Boon Edam, the ultimate choice for making a statement at the very first moment for the visitor. As well as a lasting first impression, the energy saving benefits of the revolving door aid in creating a perfect indoor climate. “We are happy and proud to be able to be a part of the amazing improvements that has been made in the shopping mall. It’s great to see that Flanaden has chosen to combine the environment-friendly benefits of a revolving door with the unique design possibilities it offers. Together we’ve created an energy efficient, modern entrance solution that fits a modern mall”. says Ulf Stenborg, Managing Director, Boon Edam Sweden AB. The project is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2014. Read more about our revolving door product range here.  

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