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National Assembly for Wales

A building to embody accessibility, transparency and sustainability




Cardiff, United Kingdom

Following the historic devolution referendum result for Wales, a design competition resulted in the creation of the National Assembly for Wales.

Built of traditional Welsh materials such as slate, stone and Welsh oak, the building represents 3 ideals: accessibility, transparency and sustainability.

dormakaba’s contribution to the project
As a public building which requires ease of use and is open for all, the internal doors are predominantly held-open during normal use and linked to the fire alarm system. dormakaba automatic swing door operators were chosen for this aspect of the project. If the fire alarm is activated, the doors will automatically close, and once the system is reset, the doors will automatically re-open and hold open. This negates the need for personnel to walk around the building performing this function manually and thus ensuring that the building is kept fully accessible at all times.

The ED100 Automatic and ED100 Low Energy operators embody key principles of the building: Accessibility and Sustainability.

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