KONE Corporation, press release, June 20, 2019
KONE Corporation, a global leader in the lift and escalator industry, will deliver 177 lifts and escalators to Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier, a new urban mixed-use development in the HafenCity district, the largest urban renewal programme in Europe.
Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier comprises of 14 buildings covering approximately 650 apartments, offices with approximately 4,000 workplaces, three hotels, restaurants, retail and cultural space and a flagship cinema. The area will also include a cruise liner terminal with an underground bus station.
In addition to featuring state-of-the-art architecture, the project's development plan has a strong focus on sustainability. The buildings are going to be certified with the BREEAM Excellent Standard, a certification system for the ecological and socio-cultural sustainability of buildings.
The area is designed by renowned European architect companies representing Böge Lindner K2 Architekten, Carsten Roth Architekt, Christian de Portzamparc, Hild and K Architekten, kbnk, Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei, léonwohlhage, and UN Studio.
For a smooth, safe and pleasant experience, KONE will be equipping the buildings with 112 KONE MonoSpace®, KONE Transys™ and KONE MiniSpace™ lifts. The order also includes 65 KONE TravelMaster™ escalators and KONE TravelMaster™ 120 escalators. For the office buildings, KONE will also provide KONE Destination control system for optimised people flow.
"Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier and the HafenCity district make up a modern and sustainable mixed-use milieu where people can live, work and play. We are very much looking forward to delighting the residents and visitors with the best people flow experience," said Thomas Hinnerskov, Executive Vice President for KONE Central and North Europe.
Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier is scheduled for opening in the second half of 2022.
KONE booked the order in the first quarter of 2019.
For further information, please contact:
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communication, tel. +358 41 5071361, email@example.com
Previous press releases are available at http://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including:
November 22, 2018: Germany's first KONE UltraRope® to be installed at the ONE high-rise building in Frankfurt am Main
December 19, 2016: KONE installs the world's first arched escalators in Germany
At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2018, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 9.1 billion, and at the end of the year over 57,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland. www.kone.com