GEZE wins the Architects’ Darling Award in gold and is one of the most popular partners for German architects

Double awards: GEZE won the Architects’ Darling Award in gold in the “Automatic doors” category and in bronze in the “Safety and access control” category. Around 400 key representatives of the construction industry were present at the gala awards ceremony on 9 November 2017 in Celle, celebrating the winners in 25 product areas and eleven overarching marketing disciplines.

Winners who took home the golden phoenix that night represent the most sought-after partners for key decision-makers in the construction field. Market research experts from Heinze, one of the leading informational and knowledge platforms in the construction industry, didn't choose the winners themselves, but presented the trophies on behalf of around 2,000 architects and planners, who took part in a large-scale survey to choose the winners. Once again this year, the focus was on the building product manufacturers architects prefer to work with, and on who delivers the best products and solutions.

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Marco Zaoral, Head of the Project Consulting area, accepted the prizes for GEZE. Photo: Fotografie ©Roman Thomas

Automatic doors from GEZE: creative freedom and a variety of functions

GEZE automatic door systems combine outstanding design with access for all, multifunctional features, safety, and highly modern technology. Whether swing or single-action doors, linear, curved, telescopic, corner, or folding sliding door systems with full glass surfaces as well as revolving doors, they open up a broad range of design options and fit into any architectural environment.

Sliding door systems with drives from the Slimdrive series offer concentrated power and sleek lightness for modern glass façades, with drive technology just seven centimetres tall. Variations on our Powerturn swing door system have already won four awards. As a flexible component with low overall height, this powerful door drive can be integrated into a wide range of different door systems, easily and safely opening even large and heavy single and double-leaf doors. Manual, effortless opening is also made possible by the unique Smart swing function.

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Always on the safe side with GEZE

GEZE safety technology on doors and windows is decisive in fire prevention, access control and theft prevention in escape and rescue routes. Customised solutions combine individual safety requirements in one intelligent system so that doors and windows are opened and closed in a coordinated way in an emergency.

“Smart” building technology – networked and ready for the future

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GEZE products and solutions can be integrated into “intelligent” building management system applications. Networking options offer central control and visualisation functions for the automated doors and windows in one building. Thanks to interdisciplinary networking between different building functions, GEZE completes building automation and truly makes any building a “smart building”. With the new GEZE Cockpit building automation system and networking modules, all of the “intelligence” of GEZE products can be brought into buildings and networked using leading global communication standards. GEZE Cockpit can be operated as an independent system, or integrated into a higher-ranking building control system.

Access management at “smart” front doors

Smaller building units or single and multi-family houses can also be optimized to create “smart homes”. Everything from a single source and completely in accordance with the user's wishes, the new modular GEZE front door pack turns a simple front door into an automated access solution that can be integrated into an existing Smart Home system. The flexible selection of components allows you to build a customised front door pack, e.g. unlocking the door using “Fingerprint” access control.

GEZE supports architects through every phase of construction

Maximum service for architects comes naturally to GEZE. Project solutions are implemented using integrated planning with products that are perfectly matched to one another. There is a comprehensive range of services available in every phase of construction. GEZE also supports architects with the preparation of tender documents, building-specific drawings, door lists, BIM objects and organises seminars for architects at regular intervals.

Door planning is easy with GEZE BIM objects

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With GEZE BIM objects, doors are no longer one of the most complex construction components of a building – especially in large buildings with multifunctional doors. Architects, planners, and specialists like GEZE consultants can jointly and comprehensively plan complete door systems. GEZE provides BIM door objects and plug-ins for current, BIM capable CAD programs free of charge for its door technology range. Just five multifunctional door types can be used to plan all of the door variations for a building. The door solutions can be displayed and configured in detail in the CAD system as complete projects – from single-action to sliding and revolving doors, including attachments like drives or door closers.