MULTI: Our sideways-moving elevator system

Urbanization | Our 246-meter tower in Rottweil will not only help dramatically reducing the time required to develop skyscrapers worldwide. On June 22nd it was also the perfect location for the first ride of our ropeless elevator MULTI!

Rapid urban growth is here to stay.

Half the world’s population already lives in cities. This number will jump to 70% by the end of the century. In fact every day, builders put up the equivalent of a one-million person city.
Optimizing vertical development and preserving greenbelts for nature and recreation are priorities in today’s smart cities. Mid- to high-rise buildings offer the most economical and environmentally viable solution to numerous urban challenges. But: Elevator shafts take away usable area and traditional rope systems are inefficient: New York City office workers spent a cumulative 16.6 years waiting for elevators, highlighting the importance of increasing the availability and efficiency of elevators every year.

Not a game – but a game-changer

Introducing the elevator industry’s holy grail and the end of the 160-year reign of the rope-dependent elevator. MULTI harnesses the power of linear motor technology to move multiple cars in a single shaft both vertically and horizontally! MULTI enables shorter waiting times, significantly increased capacity, a much smaller footprint and substantially reduced weight and mass.

MULTI also has a job waiting – in Berlin

The very first MULTI will be installed at OVG Real Estate’s new East Side Tower in Berlin. The building – adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Arena and neighbor to Warschauer Strasse – is set to become a new landmark on the Berlin skyline. OVG is already known for cutting-edge projects like The Edge in Amsterdam, renowned worldwide for earning the ‘world’s most sustainable office building’ title. Coen van Oostrom, CEO OVG Real Estate says: ““We are absolutely delighted to be the first customer of this forward-thinking new technology. We hope that the East Side Tower will become a new landmark on the Berlin skyline. Such a flagship project demands an intelligent, innovative and sustainable building design – and MULTI will deliver exactly that.”

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