CAME home & building automation systems for the Eiffel Tower's first floor pavilion
CAME S.p.A. - the global market-leading group in home & building automation - has engineered the system operating the access door to the Ferriè pavilion at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, located on the first floor of the edifice. The new first floor, inaugurated in October 2014, underwent an overhaul which lasted nearly two years.
The pavilions and furnishings on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower were both obsolete and the monument's management company, owned by the city of Paris engaged architects Moatti-Rivière to design and execute the new first floor. It was to feature a spectacular glass floor 57 meters above the ground, several eco-structures and a new show space with facilities for the physically challenged.
So the Ferriè pavilion was completely demolished to build an entirely new structure which blends right into the pilons' curves thanks to a glass and steel structure. On the oblique glass walls, an exclusive gate opens to access the pavilion, and stands out due to its original butterfly shape.
The butterfly-shaped door needed to be powered and to withstand intensive duty cycles. It was connected to a home & building automation system capable of moving almost 700 kg per door, according to the plans designed by architect Alain Moatti, who was in charge of the requalification project.