MADRID, April 21, 2016 – Zardoya Otis is redefining the elevator experience with its New Gen2® elevator in Spain. Through new interior designs and smart, connected functionality,the New Gen2 elevator cab serves as a fashionable and functional room in the core of the building. Otis, the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
With more than 400,000 elevator design combinations with new aesthetic concepts unveiled by Otis earlier this year, elevator interior design and connectivity become the focus of the elevator experience. The elevators provide opportunity for continuity with the architecture and design of a building, creating a shared space for transporting passengers and providing an experience that contributes to building occupants’ quality of life.
“Elevators are at the heart of buildings,” said Bernardo Calleja, president, Otis South Europe. “They contribute to what we experience in an office or hotel, yet are often overlooked when it comes to overall building design. More than a transportation space, the elevator is, like the lobby, a mark of a luxury building. With this New Gen2 collection, we sought to make this centerpiece a new and unexpected source of creative expression.”
The New Gen2 is manufactured in Europe with production at facilities in Madrid, Spain and Gien, France.
Elevator interior design treated as an architectural aspect
Otis worked with designers to create two ambiances, “natural” and “modern.” Among the notable features, the cab interior is lit with indirect LED lighting, integrated in the cab’s four corners to provide an impression of space and depth and highlighting each material’s texture.
Inspired by early 20th-century architecture, the natural ambiance creates a harmonious connection between the elevator, hallway and lobby. Priority was given to the use of natural materials such as wood, stone and leather, combined with minimalist forms.
In keeping with modern architecture, the modern designs feature materials that convey a high-tech feel and shapes that highlight the combination of metal texture and bright glossy color. The design is sleek and efficient.
An elevator connected to the world in the core of the smart building
- The New Gen2 also features integration of multimedia and connected services:
- - A full HD eView™ screen positioned in the control panel provides real-time information to passengers, such as news, weather and traffic.
- - Otis’ eCall™ mobile application that allows residents to call the elevator from a distance with their smartphone.
- - The OneCall™ dashboard on the elevator landing provides intuitive floor selection from outside the elevator.
Otis is the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories, and maintains more than 1.9 million elevators and escalators worldwide. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.otis.com or follow @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter.