ASSA ABLOY part of Chinese building history

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A graceful and sturdy "sculpture-style" structure, the new home for state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) is considered a breakthrough in architectural design, and a key project win for ASSA ABLOY.

The 550,000 square meter headquarters building will contain more than 12,000 doors, and be the largest application of American ANSI standards. To meet these standards, ASSA ABLOY has provided a comprehensive solution including mortise locks, door closers, panic devices, electric strikes and automatic sliding doors.

Irene Yip, ASSA ABLOY Hong Kong’s general manager says it took a combination of close cooperation and commitment throughout the Group to secure the deal.

“From the outset of this project, we worked closely with the jury and architect to specify the customer’s requirements. We were able to secure the project by offering user-friendly, systematic solutions, quality products and technical know how.” Irene says.

The CCTV headquarters is attracting wide-spread interest for its innovative design, best described as a continuous loop of five vertical and horizontal sections, rather than a traditional tower.