ASSA ABLOY supplies the security technology behind impressive architecture for new central library in Stuttgart

Written by 
Published in Product News
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print
  • Email
The most important interior areas in the new central library in Stuttgart are managed using the CLIQ® locking system from ASSA ABLOY. The most important interior areas in the new central library in Stuttgart are managed using the CLIQ® locking system from ASSA ABLOY.

The new city library in Stuttgart has been equipped with CLIQ® locking and access control systems by ASSA ABLOY. This cube-shaped 20,000-square-metre building is thus state-of-the-art in terms of both architecture and security technology.

The central library is the first public building to be completed in the new Europaviertel (Europe Quarter) currently under development in Stuttgart. The Korean architect Eun Young Yi designed the building envelope to feature a double façade with glass bricks und entrances on all four sides, creating the new central library as an inspirational centre of knowledge and culture. ASSA ABLOY was awarded the contract for fitting the library with a security system. Specifications stated that the building entrances were to be equipped with electronic components that could be centrally managed and could integrate interior doors using mechatronic systems where required.

The new central library in Stuttgart is housed over a total of eleven floors. On the inside, architect Young Yi has created bright, wide spaces linked by numerous walkways. The centre of the building features a brightly lit atrium four storeys high with a skylight made of glass bricks, above which there is a funnel-shaped gallery space. The highest security level in the interior has been provided for the management, administration and data processing departments, for which the CLIQ® locking system has been used. Each battery-powered CLIQ® key features an integrated chip for the key and locking cylinder, thus making them unique. Keys can be programmed individually for each user. “System operators thus have control over their keys. CLIQ® excels thanks to its high flexibility when a key is lost or users require changes. Key access authorisations can be removed individually by reprogramming locking cylinders,” explains Andreas Wagener, Managing Director Sales and Marketing at ASSA ABLOY Germany. Access authorisations can also be enabled on a time-limited basis for external service providers such as tradesmen and cleaners.

Since opening, 500,000 books, films, sound storage media, newspapers, magazines, sheets of music, graphics and software packages are available to library visitors. The opening week saw performances and readings from the likes of philosopher Wilhelm Schmid and writer Hatice Akyün. There are also two regular guided tours – one based on the architecture and the other on the library itself. Security is hardly noticeable for visitors during tours, but is highly important for those who run the library.

 

Full Name


Email Address


Bosch Corner

How intelligent camera solutions help to increase traveler safety and transportation infrastructure efficiency.

How intelligent camera solutions help to increase traveler safety and transportation infrastructure efficiency.

As more and more people move into cities worldwide and people have an ever increasing...

In-Store Analytics - Empowered decisions with store traffic data

In-Store Analytics - Empowered decisions with store traffic data

Merchandising and customer service can set stores apart from online retail, helping to increase loyalty...

Some of the world’s biggest crimes go unnoticed, until it’s too late

Some of the world’s biggest crimes go unnoticed, until it’s too late

As the way we live and work becomes increasingly sophisticated, complex and connected, the benefits...

Event News

Next Events

BSIA Spotlight

Data destruction

Data destruction

Seeking professional help in disposing of your data is a wise investment, but what exactly...

Achieving efficiency through integration

Achieving efficiency through integration

As an important method of securing a site by controlling, monitoring and restricting the movement...

Full stop

Full stop

Renewed focus on Hostile Vehicle Mitigation following vehicular attacks in London.

IPSA Features

The Challenges with security in university accommodation

The Challenges with security in university accommodation

By Jane Farrell, FM Development Manager, Sodexo and Chairman International Professional Security association (IPSA)

Recognising the contribution of contract security

Recognising the contribution of contract security

Following on from recent terror attacks in the UK, there has been a lot of...

Debunking Cyber Security

Debunking Cyber Security

Over the last few years companies have started to realise that cyber security is a...

MEB Media Limited

13 Princess Street,

Maidstone,Kent

ME14 1UR

United Kingdom

http://www.mebmedia.co.uk/

 

Site Map

Monthly Newsletter Signup

Full Name


Email Address