Safety in the Shanghai World Financial Centre
Shanghai boasts some architecturally distinctive buildings in its sprawling skyline. One example is the Shanghai World Financial Center. Bosch helps to make this giant of a skyscraper safe.
Shanghai is the largest city proper by population in the world. It is described as the showpiece of the booming Chinese economy as well as the birthplace of all things modern in China. The Shanghai World Financial Center is one such mark of its innovation.
Completed in 2008 and standing 492 meters tall, the SWFC is the third tallest building in the world. Boasting 101 stories of retail space, a hotel, residential floors, offices, and a conference center, safety and security were of utmost priority during construction. Having had critical safety features added during the build, the SWFC also required a reliable and clear digital public address and emergency evacuation system – and Bosch were happy to oblige. Four Bosch Praesideo systems were installed, totaling more than 200 amps and 4,500 loudspeakers, in what is one of the largest and most complex systems to date. These provide intelligible speech and digital quality sound - free from interference and signal corruption – in case of any emergency.
Did you know?
A tall order
1. Building time for the SWFC was over 10 years. This included redesigns to ensure it could withstand potential disasters like stresses from wind pressure.
2. The building costs of the SWFC were around 850 million US dollars.