Maximum security and functional reliability were demanded when building the Arena. The wide variety of utilization options necessitated a customized fire protection concept. One of the special challenges were the customized solutions for fire resistant doors in the outer area. The requirements for escape and evacuation routes are extremely strict when thousands of people congregate.
Originally, all of the fire resistant doors were supposed to be made of sheet steel. In practice however, this proved impossible in light of the difficult ratio of width to height of the doors. As an experienced system provider, Novoferm was able to come up with a customized solution to the problem in the shape of a made-to-measure aluminium tubular frame door that was exactly suited to the property. It provided a safe solution to the problematic door size while offering exactly the same functional performance.
Fire resistant doors that perform a dual function
All of the outer doors in the escape tunnels perform a dual function. Fitted with swing door operators and smoke detectors, their smoke extraction function ensures they are opened automatically by a central controller in the event of a fire with smoke development. To ensure reliable performance of this function even if the power is cut off in the event of a fire, they have their own separate battery and panic function. The combination of these complex customized solutions ensure the success of the innovative fire protection concept in the Arena. Novoferm, one of Europe’s leading system suppliers of doors, garage doors, frames and operators, demonstrated its ability to provide all the equipment needed for fire resistant and multifunctional doors in the EmslandArena.
A total of 392 Novoferm doors were installed. On this challenging project, Novoferm proved its ability to provide not just integrated solutions tailored to individual requirements but also innovative design solutions.