Multi-section solution for the library of Amsterdam
The library of Amsterdam has a counterbalanced fire escape staircase with a lower flight that consists of multiple parts, which are all counterbalanced. A system with magneto - electronic brakes that regulates the counterbalanced forces is incorporated in the stairs. The stairs fold away completely into the building for aesthetic reasons.
In this way the building meets the safety requirements of a collective evacuation solution on every level without losing attractiveness.
Simple section retractable stairs
JOMY fire escape retractable counterbalanced stairs combine the possibilities of retracting and counterbalancing. JOMY can make easy-to-hide stairs that only show up in an emergency evacuation.
The fire escape retractable counterbalanced stairs lay flat on the rooftop and/or behind a movible façade. In case of an evacuation, the stairs need to be moved forward over the edge.
The fire escape will slide down smoothly because of the counterbalanced weights.