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Elevators Ban Electric Bikes After Fire Injures Five

By Elevator World | May 13, 2021

Communities across China tightened bans on electric bicycles in elevators this week after a rider’s battery exploded, injuring five people at a residential building in Shanghai, including a woman holding her grandson, Global Times reported on May 12. The woman suffered burns over 75% of her body, and she and the child were taken to a hospital…

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One Excellence Development in Shenzhen Complete

One Excellence Development in Shenzhen Complete

By Elevator World | May 13, 2021

The One Excellence development in the new Qianhai district of Shenzhen, China, is now complete, World Architecture News reported in March. Farrells won the design competition for One Excellence in late 2013 with a design featuring four office towers, including a 300-m-tall landmark tower and two residential towers. The mixed-use development covers 757,000 m2 and sets a precedent…

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Big Designs Tower for Chinese Smartphone Maker

BIG Designs Tower for Chinese Smartphone Maker

By Elevator World | April 26, 2021

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has commissioned Danish architecture studio BIG to design an R&D building named the “O-Tower,” dezeen reported on April 19. Described as being infinity-loop shaped, the 42-story skyscraper is designed to “connect ground to sky in a continuous loop of collaboration.” BIG notes the building’s form aligns with the design aims of OPPO. The circular skyscraper is…

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KONE Wins 67-Unit Order for Development in Zhuhai, China

KONE Wins 67-Unit Order for Development in Zhuhai, China

By Elevator World | April 14, 2021

KONE has won an order to supply 67 elevators for Zhuhai Huafa Plaza, a multitower, mixed-use development in Zhuhai, China, that will bring office space and multiple residential units to a waterfront site in southern China, the company announced on April 13. Zhuhai Huafa Plaza will include a 257-m-tall office tower and two residential skyscrapers…

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Hitachi Elevator (China) Hosts VT Safety Events for Children

By Elevator World | April 12, 2021

To recognize Public Health Safety and Education Day for Primary and Secondary School Students on March 29, Hitachi Elevator (China) Co., Ltd., held 25 vertical-transportation (VT) educational events in nine cities across China. Led by Hitachi Elevator volunteers, junior safety officers shared information with classmates about the safe use of elevators and escalators, as well…

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Hitachi Opens Residential Elevator Center in Kunming

By Elevator World | April 1, 2021

Hitachi Elevator (China) has inaugurated a Household Elevator Urban Experience Center in Kunming, China, the company announced in March. During a gathering at the center on March 28, company President Jia Yuhui, Vice President Liang Yaoqiang, representatives of the business management team, as well as dealer partners, interior design companies and customers, took part in…

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KONE to Equip Citymark Center in Shenzhen

KONE to Equip Citymark Center in Shenzhen

By Elevator World | March 26, 2021

KONE won an order to deliver 52 elevators and escalators, 12 KT 100 turnstiles and its Office Flow™ solution to the Citymark Center, a new office building in Shenzhen, China. Citymark Center will host commercial, residential and entertainment facilities. When completed, the 70-story tower will stand 388 m as the tallest landmark in northeast Shenzhen.…

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Developer Vanke Honors Hitachi Elevator (China)

Developer Vanke Honors Hitachi Elevator (China)

By Elevator World | March 25, 2021

In a March 17 ceremony held in Shanghai, property developer China Vanke Co., Ltd. honored Hitachi Elevator (China) with a 25-year partnership award, Yahoo Finance reported. The event, Vanke’s 2021 Spring reception held for its partners, included a keynote address from Hitachi Vice President Liang Yaoqiang, who emphasized the importance and positive experience of working with the…

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