Wednesday, 22 January 2020
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Digital mobility in Frankfurt’s Omniturm

Schindler is equipping the Omniturm in Frankfurt with high-performance lifts and the intelligent transit management system PORT.

The new Omniturm in Frankfurt as animation by day. (Photo: © Schindler)

The digital mobility solution myPORT will be used for the first time in the new tower block featuring genuine mixed use. Frankfurt’s silhouette will gain another high-rise with the 183 m Omniturm.

The project developer Tishman Speyer hopes to complete the 45-storey building, centrally-located in Frankfurt’s banking district, by the beginning of 2019. However, the high-rise developed by the Bjarke Ingels Group will not only make a big impression with its striking exterior: it will be the first high-rise in Germany with genuine mixed use, one that simultaneously includes office, residential and public areas. This places especially high demands on vertical accessibility.

Individual and efficient

Schindler was commissioned to equip the Omniturm with high-performance lifts and the transit management system PORT. Moreover, the tower block will be the first commercial building in Germany fitted with the Schindler myPORT solution: if authorized building users are identified at the entrance via smartphone or chip card, optimal routes through the building are facilitated for them to the desired target floor – the seamless journey already begins upon entering the building and the assigned lift is already waiting.

HandwerkThe intelligent combination of traffic management and access control produces maximum efficiency and meets the requirements of individual user groups in the building. "In a high-rise building with mixed use like the Omniturm, innovative technology is becoming increasingly important.

All aspects of use and building technology in a modern and sustainable building will follow this development and against this background we’re glad we were able to find the right partner for access control and lift management in the Omniturm in the form of Schindler," revealed Florian Reiff, Senior Managing Director of Tishman Omniturm.

With myPORT to the digital building

Schindler will provide the future inhabitants of the 147 flats in the Omniturm with other valuable supplements with myPORT: for example, they can communicate with visitors at the entrance via video chat using a stationary PORT terminal in their flat or via the myPORT app on their smartphone.

They can open the door for the guest simply by clicking the invitation button and at the same provide the lift that will bring the visitors to the right storey. Visitor administration of the office tenants will also occur via the myPORT app. Visitors will receive a temporary access code via instant messaging, which they can already use at the entrance of the underground garage and for the route to their target floor.

"We are being consistent in taking the route to the digital building with the myPORT system for the Omniturm together with Tishman Speyer. Thanks to the great application diversity and advanced integration depth, we have created new values for the various user groups," explained Jürgen Blank, head of project business and new technologies at Schindler Germany.

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