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March 2016

PROJECT: Our solution for Dubai’s Fountain Views (VIDEO)

By |2017-08-17T11:47:13+00:00March 4th, 2016|Categories: News|

PROJECT: Our solution for Dubai’s Fountain Views (VIDEO) Developed by the same company as the Burj Khalifa, the Fountain Views Towers are scheduled to be completed in 2017. XSPlatforms is proud to announce that the FacadeXS solution for two of the three towers is soon to be delivered to the heart of Downtown Dubai. Overlooking both the world’s tallest building and the world’s largest fountain, the towers will house 788 apartments of different types, as well as 194 hotel rooms. The complex will be directly linked to the Dubai Mall. Our solution XSPlatforms will [...]

February 2016

PROJECT: The FacadeXS solution for Melbourne’s Marina Tower (VIDEO)

By |2017-08-17T11:56:10+00:00February 17th, 2016|Categories: News|

PROJECT: The FacadeXS solution for Melbourne’s Marina Tower (VIDEO) The FacadeXS solution for the Marina Tower in Melbourne, our biggest project in Australia yet, is beginning to take shape. The two towers, 43 and 36 storeys high, will have floor-to-ceiling glass facades on all four sides, offering stunning views over the harbor and the City Centre. Construction of the complex has started. The two towers (one dark, one light), will contain 461 condo units and have been called the most livable address in the world’s most livable city. The third building of the [...]

NEWS: XSClimber – the safest hoist for self-hoisting gondolas (VIDEO)

By |2017-04-19T05:30:20+00:00February 9th, 2016|Categories: News|

NEWS: XSClimber – the safest hoist for self-hoisting gondolas (VIDEO) In a FacadeXS solution, self-hoisting gondolas use the XSClimber - an electrical self-reeving traction hoist, designed and manufactured by XSPlatforms to take any gondola to the desired height safely and without any noise. For a high-rise residential tower in the Netherlands, a monorail solution equipped with a self-hoisting gondola now offers access to the hard-to-reach windows above a body of water. The gondola is hoisted by two XSClimbers, each with a Working Load Limit (WLL) of 500 kg (1100 lbs). The previous solution was outdated and in need of [...]

PROJECT: Our solution for the Farwaniya Court Complex in Kuwait (VIDEO)

By |2017-08-17T12:01:19+00:00February 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|

PROJECT: Our solution for the Farwaniya Court Complex in Kuwait (VIDEO) The FacadeXS solution for a new court complex in Kuwait City is nearing completion. The two court buildings each contain 80 courthouses for the Farwaniya governate and the Al Jahra governate. The design of the complex symbolizes strength and transparency. The unique glass facade at the front of the building will illuminate the public lobbies with daylight. For that reason, the glass would have to be cleaned frequently. However, this downwards sloping glass facade could never be accessed with standard facade access equipment. [...]

January 2016

PROJECT: The FacadeXS solution for Philadelphia’s FMC tower

By |2017-08-17T11:54:55+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|

PROJECT: The FacadeXS solution for Philadelphia’s FMC tower Located on the banks of the Schuylkill River, the FMC tower in Philadelphia will be the new global headquarters of the FMC Corporation. It consists of 47 storeys, which will make it the tallest building in Philadelphia outside Center City. The project includes commercial space, office space, a park on top of the adjacent parking garage and 268 luxury apartments on the top floors - earning it the nickname Philadelphia’s first vertical neighborhood. Particularly impressive is the 28th floor, which includes amenities for health, wellness, entertainment, dining [...]

December 2015

PROJECT: Our solution for MGM’s new resort in Macau (VIDEO)

By |2017-08-17T11:52:47+00:00December 11th, 2015|Categories: News|

PROJECT: Our solution for MGM’s new resort in Macau (VIDEO) MGM Cotai is a project under development along the Cotai strip in Macau. This magnificent structure – also known as the jewelry box – will house 1,500 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, a high end spa, retail offerings and various outlets for food and beverages. It will also include the first international MGM Mansion, to provide high-rollers with the ultimate luxury experience. The $3 billion construction project spans about 185,000 square meters (approx. 2 million square feet). The new resort is scheduled to open in [...]

November 2015

NEWS: World’s First BMU For Rescue Training Is Close To Delivery (VIDEO)

By |2017-04-20T11:19:45+00:00November 24th, 2015|Categories: News|

NEWS: World’s First BMU For Rescue Training Is Close To Delivery (VIDEO) The delivery of the very first BMU for rescue training purposes is only weeks away. This BMU was built to simulate emergency situations at the renewed Fire Services Training School (FSTS) for the Hong Kong Fire Services Department. The FSTS provides training and education for Hong Kong’s fire services and ambulance personnel, both to new recruits and to currently employed staff. Hong Kong’s new Fire Services Training School The new state-of-the-art training school, designed by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners, facilitates the simulation of different [...]