Raffles City

An array of eco-efficient People Flow® solutions was installed in this high-profile, mixed use project.

Year 2012
Location Chengdu, China
Solutions 24 KONE MiniSpace™ elevators, 18 KONE MonoSpace® elevators, 6 KONE DoubleDeck elevators, 1 KONE Transys™ elevator, 26 KONE TravelMaster™ 110 escalators, 6 KONE TravelMaster™ 115 autowalks, KONE E-Link™ monitoring system
Raffles City

Raising design to new levels

The Raffles City Chengdu complex in western China is both the largest and most distinctive construction within a kilometer radius.

Designing eco-efficient People Flow® solutions for this exclusive and high-profile project was a matter of precision, patience and some serious heavy lifting.

Faster, greener solution

As the skyscraper stands an imposing 123 meters above ground level, six KONE DoubleDeck elevators were installed to enable increased passenger handling with one car atop the other.

In addition to maximizing space and handling capacity, a crucial requirement of the project was for environmental considerations to be factored in at all stages. Energy-efficient KONE EcoDisc® hoisting motors utilize regenerative drives to convert the excess braking energy into power. Each KONE escalator is fitted with a load sensing device that synchronizes motor output to passenger demand through an energy-efficient inverter.

The successful installations are garnering attention throughout China, setting new standards for passenger convenience and energy efficiency.

"In terms of double-deck installation, everything is very large and heavy, but the high-speed setup demands almost pinpoint accuracy", explains KONE Project Manager Zhang Jin.