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26 Nov. 2020

For the technical solution adopted, Elmas Brașov, a company specialized in lifting equipment, has won for the third consecutive time the Elevator World “Project of the Year 2021” global competition, the category “Special-Purpose Lifts”, with the project “Pasărea Măiastră - Platform for passengers”.

This competition edition has seen the most projects submitted by various elevator manufacturers in recent years, resulting in a tight competition, very challenging for the jury appointed to decide the winners.

The prize will be awarded at the beginning of 2021, after being nominated and highlighted in the January 2021 issue of the ELEVATOR WORLD specialized magazine.

After analysing the architectural project Constantin Brâncuși International Centre of Craiova, the ELMAS specialists designed a unique product that meets all technical, safety and aesthetic standards in force, in order to be successfully integrated.

For this project unique in the world, ELMAS designed, manufactured, delivered and assembled a product that fits into the architectural environment, offering visitors an interesting visual experience during the trip.

The “Pasărea Măiastră” platform is intended for the vertical transport of persons, being manufactured in accordance with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC for a 25 years long service life. It is hydraulically operated and it is provided with a special technical solution to support the cabin and perform the trip. For the drive system, the Elmas team of designers designed a special technical solution, consisting of a centrally positioned hydraulic piston and a telescopic metallic structure, composed of two segments. All these elements are installed inside the platform shaft. The platform shaft consists of two sectors: the sector made of reinforced concrete and the sector built inside the architectural composition of glass.

When activating the passenger platform control, the hydraulic piston actuates the inner segment of the metallic structure. After the extension of the inner segment, the trip of the platform continues, by taking over the outer metal segment, until reaching the final stop.

To create an emotional and visual effect, when the maximum point of the trip is reached, the platform cabin will be completely inside of the architectural glass composition. The semicircular cabin of the “Pasărea Măiastră” platform is made entirely of glass, offering a 360 degrees panoramic view.

Elmas Brașov considers this award to be prestigious, in line with the company's philosophy: Let's respect our profession, let's persevere and give value to our work.

The announcement of the winners of the Elevator World Project of the year 2021 competition can be accessed online at this link (News section of 25 November 2020).

With an experience extending over 3 decades, ELMAS is the regional specialist in the field of lifting systems and continuously develops optimal solutions for use in different sectors.
400 employees, eight national places of business and subsidiaries in Moldova, Hungary, Bulgaria, Israel, with facilities for research and development, design, production, service and with sales divisions, make ELMAS a Romanian company with a dynamic development in the national economic landscape.