Special BMU's for Today's Modern Architecture
Although we custom design and build every machine, it is inevitable that we get challenged with an architectural concept that requires more than the “conventional” customized access systems. Under such instances, and with a solid commitment from the client, we allocate the necessary resources to develop, build and deliver a new custom solution that meets our client’s goals. Below, we shine the spotlight on a few
Al Anoud Tower i, riyadh, Saudi arabia
This unique building houses a Novotel hotel and local bank. It showcases one of OTTE’s innovative access solutions; 2 climbing BMU’s each having an outreach of 19.3 ft and weighing only 5,732 lbs. Those also feature with automatic self-leveling mechanism allowing the platforms to maintain stability while the roof cars follow the building contours. A 3rd BMU with an elbow-jib is used to access the facade areas in between.
odeon tower i, monaco
This is a luxury residential building with another display of OTTE’s cutting-edge engineering; 4 BMU’s with 27.8 ft max outreach and a dead weight of 8,819 lbs. The roof cars also feature a luffing jib and counterweight with telescopic mast in order for the machines to be completely hidden in parking position.
Dockland office building, hamburg, germany
A prominent rhomboid glass and steel structure with a very modern look. The rooftop includes a public viewing platform while the attic floor features a restaurant and a public terrace. Hence why it was of top priority to the client that any access solution be effective yet completely hidden when not in operation, even the BMU track system!
One Central, Macau, china
This is a mixed-use development that includes residential, retail and services apartments. The main tower houses a luxury hotel who’s facades are accessed by 2 BMU’s with 20 ft max outreach and a track gauge of 4.5 ft. and a rack and pinion drive system along a 17° inclined track. A 3rd BMU, parapet-type, with a max outreach of 8.9 ft accesses the rear elevation.
Palais Quartier, Frankfurt, Germany
This building complex includes a high rise office tower, hotel, a mall and reconstructed palace from 1793. The office tower, 446 ft high, is accessed by 4 BMU’s with 36.7 ft max outreach telescopic jib while scissor lifts ensure that each of the 46,300 lbs machine is lowered into it’s designated parking location. The remaining building, 324 ft high hotel, is accessed by a BMU with 49 ft max outreach telescopic jib, which is lowered into a parking position by a scissor lift as well.