Boon Edam Inc., a provider of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announces that Stockholm Central Station in Sweden has installed a Boon Edam entrance solution as part of a renovation project for the terminal.

Stockholm Central Station

Originally designed in 1871, Stockholm Central Station has a long, proud history, and the building itself features magnificent artworks and architecture. The building is historically listed and as such, officials have an obligation to protect its architectural features in any upgrades or renovations that are undertaken.

The current generation of commuters is very discerning in their public transport needs. They place a high emphasis on using a facility which is efficient, sustainable, and easily accessible, but one that is aesthetically pleasing too. A dignified, impressive entrance is key to a comfortable customer experience and is proven to leave a lasting impression on the visitor.

"The goal was to let people experience the whole atmosphere of this historic building, from floor to ceiling. We also wanted to have the old and the new come together in a natural way," said AIX Architectural Conservator Johan Rittsel. The station owners, Jernhusen, and the architects, AIX, have been collaborating together for 15 years to restore Stockholm Central Station to its former glory, while creating a contemporary authenticity. This entry solution needed to be true to the authentic beauty and atmosphere of the original space while still meeting the modern demands placed on traffic flow and energy savings.

3-Winged Crystal Tourniket automatic revolving doors

Stockholm Central Station has installed a set of three Boon Edam all glass, 3-winged Crystal Tourniket automatic revolving doors, along with integrated heaters. Each door can accomodate 1,740 persons per minute in both directions in addition to being able to manage sustainable climate-control. The Crystal Tourniket doors also include collapsible door wings, which create an easy escape route in the event of an emergency, ideal for such a large public area.

After considering rebuilding or replacing the original 2-winged revolving doors or installing an airlock solution with sliding doors, the decision makers chose to install three, full glass, 3-winged revolving doors. This entrance selection complemented the classic architecture of the original entrance hall while letting in as much daylight as possible.