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Daily press, 2020-01-08, 09:00 AM

thyssenkrupp receives Elevator World 2020 award for sun-shaped lifts in Spain

  • The two inclined elevators of the Riosol hotel in Mogan, Gran Canaria, have won the first prize in their category for the uniqueness of their design and its sharp inclination
  • The outstanding location of the Riosol Hotel inspired the design of two sun-shaped inclined elevators to adapt to the mountain slope
  • The project reflects thyssenkrupp’s focus on innovative technology and ingenious design

thyssenkrupp Elevator’s project for the Riosol Hotel in Gran Canaria has been awarded the first prize in the category “Inclined lifts” by the renowned international magazine 'Elevator World.' Each year, the magazine awards the 'Project of the Year' prize to different constructions from all over the world. The project consisted of the design, fabrication, supply, installation and commissioning of two inclined lifts at the Riosol Hotel in Mogan, a city on the island of Gran Canaria. These lifts improve the accessibility of the facilities by enabling customers to reach the different levels of the hotel.

Both elevators, each with a capacity for 20 people and 1,500 kilograms, are completely panoramic, equipped with a curved yellow glass cover that allows passengers to enjoy the views of the city, the beach and the port. The peculiar characteristic of these lifts lies in the sharp 42-degree incline and the absence of a conventional pit. Likewise, given its proximity to the sea and the consequent exposure to the saline environment, a unique fabrication process was required to meet the project's standards.

For Ramón López-Neira, the architect and designer of the project, the decisive factor was the design: "The Hotel Riosol is located on a mountain almost 200 meters above sea level, seated on large amounts of solidified lava. It was precisely this unique location that inspired the design of two inclined lifts in the shape of brilliant suns, to adapt to the slope of the mountain. Both cabins have been carefully designed, using stainless steel mesh screens, curved yellow glass and curved lighting systems that filter the views from inside the cabins, creating a spectacular collage of lights and colours.”

Darío Vicario, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator in Spain states: "It is an honour for us to receive this recognition from one of the most prestigious international magazines in the sector. With this award, we reinforce our commitment to offering tomorrow's mobility solutions today, putting all our efforts into the quality and safety of our services."

thyssenkrupp adds this prize to previous awards from the prestigious magazine, such as one obtained in 2019 in the moving walk category for its accessibility project in the city of Santander and two prizes obtained in 2018 in Bilbao and Melilla in the categories of escalators and moving walks respectively.

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thyssenkrupp Elevator
thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of €8.0 billion in fiscal 2018/2019 and customers in over 100 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1,000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.

thyssenkrupp is a technology group with strengths in materials. Over 162,000 employees in 78 countries work with passion and technological know-how to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2018/2019 thyssenkrupp generated sales of €42.0 billion.

Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for future challenges in their respective industries. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. Our technologies and innovations are the key to meeting diverse customer and market requirements around the world, growing on the markets of the future, and generating stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.