By 2023 all the elevators of the Palais des Nations, the European headquarters of the UN in Geneva, will have the technology and reliability of Maspero Elevatori.
To ensure mobility within the Palace of Nations, the Italian company – called upon to carry out the order by the contractor in charge of the restructuring of the European headquarters of the United Nations, the joint venture composed of Webuild-CMB-Italiana Costruzioni – will build 11 new lifts. and will modernize 25, replacing doors and gears, installing new generation electrical panels, with the aim to maximize safety and energy efficiency.
«We are very happy to have been involved in this prestigious and articulated restructuring as it recognizes our competence in the construction of innovative systems, with an accurate design and technologically advanced, highly reliable but also attentive to sustainability and the protection of historical heritage» – commented Andrea Maspero, CEO of Maspero Elevatori. – «We have already collaborated with CMB in other international projects and we have enthusiastically accepted this new opportunity. The most demanding challenge will be to maintain the functionality of the offices during all phases of the restructuring that we will certainly be able to face thanks to a great teamwork with all the players involved».
The peculiarity of the lifts: the monitoring service
All lifts will be equipped with a monitoring service: the data of each system will be collected in a control-room that will allow the supervision, monitoring and management of the accesses and movement of each lift to ensure maximum safety.
Thanks to an advanced cloud-based software and a series of sensors positioned on all the lifts, it will be possible to monitor the correct functioning of all the units, allowing the detection and automatic identification of faults, as well as intervening on the functions, activating and deactivating access to floors if necessary. An indispensable function for the security of the headquarters and of the diplomatic representations that operate or are hosted in the building.
The Palais des Nations in Geneva
After the UN Headquarters in New York, the Palace of Nations in Geneva is the most important international operations center of the United Nations. Built between 1929 and 1936, the Palais des Nations is one of the busiest diplomatic centers in the world, with 34 conference rooms hosting around 12,000 meetings each year with over 75,000 delegates and 100,000 visitors.
With an area of about 100,000 square meters, the offices are located within the 46 hectares of Ariana Park and overlook the Swiss shore of Lake Geneva.
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