48 of 48 Case Studies
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
For the main entrance of Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, FJMT architects were looking for a unique and imposing revolving door design to complement the high quality finishes within the lobby of the 5 star luxury hotel.
Working the architects, record designed a very large 4000mm diameter x 4250mm high revolving door, with sidewalls that were a combination of solid bronze cladding and frameless glazing.
With a proud history of designing and manufacturing revolving doors in Australia for over 25 years, record Automatic Doors was able to develop a suitable design and undertake all necessary custom metal fabrication and welding in its Seven Hills factory.
The bronze cladding material was sourced from Italy by record’s client, Onsite Group. A striking entrance befitting a stunning hotel!
Northpoint (Eat Street Entry), North Sydney
The redevelopment of Northpoint Tower, originally constructed in 1977 in the heart of North Sydney was officially opened in March 2018 with the centre featuring a new boutique hotel, Woolworths supermarket, food court, specialty shops and the existing commercial office tower at 100 Miller Street.
record Automatic Doors was engaged to supply twelve automatic sliding door systems to all main entrances, as well as a Fullview Series revolving door to the commercial tower entrance. To maximise the clear opening width of many of these entrances record’s TSA 20 and TSA 22 telescopic sliding door operators were used, with the small height of the record operators, smooth operation and large weight capacity of the track and drive system, appealing features.
The largest sliding door entrance in the complex is the food court entry, “Eat Street” off the Pacific Hwy, with two synchronised single sliding TSA 22 telescopic operators used due to the longer track and door leaf weights. With a clear opening width of 6000mm and height of 2800mm, each frameless glass door panel weighs 160kg and due to the larger width a full recessed guide channel in the floor was designed and installed by record to provide greater door security and performance, particularly in higher wind loads.
The Stables @ Royal Randwick
With the existing automatic swing doors to the outdoor terrace of the Moet & Chandon Room, on Level 4 of Royal Randwick Racecourse, unable to operate with the high wind loads of such an exposed location, record Automatic Doors was engaged to provide an alternative solution.
It was clear that instead of swing doors, an automatic sliding door would be a more appropriate entrance system but the main challenge was incorporating the sliding door operator within the existing frameless glass facade. To minimise extension modification to this existing work to accommodate the new operator, record custom designed and fabricated a slimline support framework that was clamped to the existing glass sidelights and highlight.
The STA 20 DUO sliding door operator was selected due to its high capacity motor and track design, needing to support bi-parting door panels 2620mm high x 1300mm wide in 17.52mm toughened laminated glass, coupled with an aesthetically pleasing 160mm high pelmet design to minimise visible disruption from the function room overlooking the racetrack.
Footage of the existing swing door entry can be viewed at the following Google Maps link.
Melbourne Law School
With the existing twin automatic sliding door entries providing minimal respite from the strong cold winds from University Square across the road, The University of Melbourne determined that revolving doors needed to installed to provide a much needed airlock and help the building maintain a consistent temperature regarding of the external weather conditions.
With the assistance of record, FPPV Architecture designed the new upgrade entries where the existing external automatic sliding door, and the surrounding frameless glass assembly, would be maintained with the revolving doors positioned further back within the lobby, underneath the existing portal frame structure.
Diameters of 3600mm for the West entry and 3000mm for the East entry were provided to work within the constraints of the existing entries and position of a nearby staircase.
As the revolving doors cannot provide necessary disabled access, after hours access or emergency egress requirements, new frameless glass swing doors were also provided by record, automated with record DFA 127 operators. To provide additional free egress in an emergency, automatic wind back door wings were provided to each door, with UPS battery backup to ensure operation in the event of a power failure.
259 George Street, end of trip
The extensive refurbishment of the basement area at Memocorp’s prestigious 259 George Sydney Sydney, into a luxurious end of trip facility, has been undertaken in several stages to minimise disruption to the building tenants for each stage automatic swing and sliding door entrances from record Automatic Doors have been prominently featured.
‘Zephyr’ has taken the end of trip trend to new heights, from the purely practical, to the positively indulgent. The stark black and white theme is striking to behold with while tiled walls, polished concrete floors, minimalist black aluminum framing and frameless glass used for the sliding door entrances.
Where possible the record STA 21au operators were concealed within the ceiling space to maintain the clean design aesthetic. Where not possible, white powdercoated aluminium pelmets were used, with even the activation and safety sensor housings in a white finish.
Operation of the doors is via card reader external and activation sensor internal with all operators having fail safe battery backup as standard to meet necessary BCA requirements.
NDIS Office, Chatswood
For the refurbished government offices of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Chatswood, record Automatic doors was selected to undertake the supply and installation of the automatic door package.
This office fitout is classified as a Level 2 Security Zone, under physical security management guidelines, and the record STA 21au sliding door operator, and DFA 127 swing door operator, was assessed by several agencies and approved for use in this Government project.
The works consisted of the three STA 21au automatic single sliding door operators, with aluminium framed door wings, to the main lift lobby entrance and staff office entries.
The doors were configured to work off security card swipe externally and push to exit buttons internally with the main entry also able to operate off radar sensors during business hours. As standard the operators are fitted with battery backup to ensure fail safe operation in an emergency or power failure.
Also included in the package was four DFA 127 automatic swing door operators to the entry / meeting rooms and accessible bathrooms.
The bathroom doors were configured to operate via record’s accessible bathroom control plate system with a push to open button and occupancy LED indicator lights outside, and a push to lock button and lock indicator lights mounted inside. The secured meeting room doors operate via card reader outside and push button inside.
201 Kent Street, Sydney
The much anticipated foyer refurbishment of Investa’s 201 Kent Street commercial office building, designed by Architectus, was completed in November 2017 and features automatic revolving, sliding and swing door operators by record Automatic Doors.
Having installed the two existing Fullview revolving doors during a previous upgrade in 1998, record was excited to work with Architectus on the design of the new revolving door entrance with a new custom circular lighting feature integrated into the ceiling of the door canopy. Never before undertaken in a revolving door in Australia, the internal ceiling support structure of the revolving door needed to be modified by record’s Sydney tradesman to support the LED light housing, supplied by Prolicht.
The cladding finishes to the 4200mm diameter x 3500mm high revolving door was also customised with the canopy fascia, roof and door framing clad in Granex bead blasted stainless steel, supplied by Rimex, while the ceiling panels are aluminium powdercoated in a Interpon D2015 bronze pearl matt finish.
In addition to the revolving door, record also provided a C 127 infloor mounted automatic swing door operator and two STA 20 automatic sliding door operator to other entrances to the lobby, working with the façade contractor Jamesco, who provided the impressive frameless glass façade and portal framing.
Designed by Nettleton Tribe and constructed by Buildcorp, Workplace6 is a six storey commercial office building located on the Harbour foreshore in the inner Sydney suburb of Pyrmont. In 2008 it was the first office development in NSW to achieve a 6 Star Green Star ratings for Design and As Built.
After 9 years of operation from the existing revolving door entrance, the building owners, GPT Group, engaged record Automatic Doors to undertake a comprehensive door upgrade that would minimise disruption to the surrounding flooring, glazing and cladding finishes, whilst providing a more reliable entrance system supported by record’s industry leading revolving door experience and service support.
The most cost effective solution was to maintain the existing canopy and sidewall structure, with record’s team of local tradesman modifying the internal canopy framework to accept our Fullview Series drive system. The rotating carousel was upgraded with record’s frameless glass centre design with a new electronic control system, which was custom designed in record’s Sydney factory, to accept a combination of new record safety sensors, while still utilising some of the doors existing infrared and contact sensors
After completing in works in under 6 weeks from receipt of a purchase order the building owners effectively have a new revolving door entrance, with a new door warranty, at a much cheaper price than a complete new revolving door.
Department of Social Services, Tuggeranong
The new home of the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services, at Tuggeranong Office Park in Greenway ACT was officially opened in September 2017. Designed by Nettleton Tribe and built by FDC Construction and Fitout, the 38000 sqm building has a capacity for 2500 staff and is a world class facility with a focus on connectivity and efficiency.
The development is aiming for a 5 Star Green Star rating and to assist in this goal a revolving door was required at the main lobby entrance to maintain a consistent air lock. A large Fullview Series revolving door, 3800mm diameter x 3500mm high was selected due to Record’s ability to custom design and manufacture the door canopy structure to support the dead load weight of the glass fins and frameless glazing above the door.
Working with the glazing contractor, Façade Innovations, the revolving door was custom designed and built with an integrated steel portal frame. Unlike typical installations, where the door is installed last, in this case the revolving door was installed first, with the frameless glazing subsequently installed around it.
To meet the high security requirements of a Federal Government project, the revolving door is fitted with mechanical key locking, endorsed by the Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC).
Meriton Head Office, Sydney
Introducing the new entrance to Meriton’s head office in Sydney, featuring a record DFA 127 automatic swing door operator. Working directly with Meriton’s in house design team, the existing manual swing doors were replaced with a pair of frameless glass doors, one being larger to create an automatic entrance meeting necessary DDA requirements. To provide a striking entrance feature, record organised for the Meriton logo to be custom crafted into brass back to back door handles, weighing 20kg each, and mounted to the door wings.
For a staff only entrance, an STA 21au automatic single sliding door entrance, with frost frameless glass door panel, was also installed.
PEXA Headquarters, Melbourne
For the new offices of online conveyancing company PEXA, at Tower 4 Collins Square in Melbourne, record Automatic Doors installed two STA 20 single sliding frameless glass doors to either side of the reception area.
Each door is 2100mm wide x 2800mm high and weigh 180kg each. The doors operator via card readers outside and push button inside.
The office fitout was designed by Futurespace and completed by Schiavello.
360 Collins Street, Melbourne
The refurbishment of the Dexus owned 360 Collins Street in Melbourne, design by Bates Smart, is a striking showcase of the high quality revolving and automatic door products from record Automatic Doors.For the building’s main entrance, the existing sliding door entrances were replaced by record Diamond Series doors, at 3000mm diameter and 3600mm high to match the height of the adjacent retail pods at either end of the foyer.
As this is an existing building, the mounting of the drive motors under the slab was always going to be a challenge but record’s experience in such projects allowed it to work with Buildcorp in mounting the drive motors to the underside of the suspended slab.
International Towers 1, Barangaroo
The tallest of the three commercial towers in Sydney's Barangaroo development, International Towers One, officially opened in early 2017. Just like the other two, this tower has 7 record Diamond Series revolving doors across the north and south lobby entries, in addition to 5 automatic sliding doors to the lobby and carpark entries and 16 automatic swing operators to the lobby and retail entries.
In the south lobby there are 4 Diamond doors, 4000mm diameter x 3000mm high in 4 wing, with another smaller 3 wing Diamond door in 3000mm diameter x 3000mm high. In the north lobby there are 2 Diamond doors at 4000mm diameter x 3600mm high.
Ferrari Maserati Waterloo
In May 2017 the new fit out at Ferrari Maserati Sydney showroom in Waterloo was completed by Reitsma Constructions and two automatic sliding door operators were installed by record Automatic Doors, working with Grange Glass & Aluminium.
The main pedestrian entrance has a record STA 20 bi-parting sliding door operator while for the movement of vehicles into the showroom our record TSA 22 heavy duty telescopic sliding door operator was installed. The sliding door panels weigh 170kg each and provides a clear opening of 2580mm.
Despite being 1340mm wide by 3200mm high frameless glass panels the high quality TSA 22 operator, using Australian extruded aluminium profiles and Swiss manufactured electrical components offers very smooth, quiet and reliable operation.
Exchange Tower, Perth
At Exchange Tower (2 The Esplanade) a 40 storey skyscraper originally constructed in 1991 a progressive floor by floor refurbishment has culminated in a major revamp of the ground floor plaza, undertaken by CDI Group. With a very short time deadline being set to achieve completion prior to Christmas, record was able to push the manufacture of the door components through our Sydney factory and sourcing Australian made glass to complete the works in under 8 weeks.
Considering the size of the building and number of occupants a 3600mm diameter door was selected custom designed to slot within the existing white cladded portal frameless shaping the entrance. The maximise the door size at the entrance the revolving door was positioned completely within the foyer space with the glass roof stopping short and butting against the underside of the portal which forms part of the door roof.
For more information on this upgrade please visit: http://www.cdigroup.com/project/exchange-tower/
Crown Towers Hotel
As part of the redevelopment of the Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne, record installed 7 of its Diamond Series revolving doors, including a 4000mm diameter door to the main entry of the Crown Towers luxury hotel.
The high quality finishes used within the lobby are without peer and to complement this design, the architects, Bates Smart, specified record’s Diamond Series revolving door as the striking main entrance for the hotel’s guests, ensuring an impressive first impression.
This large 3 wing revolving door provides plenty of space for large groups of people to use the door at once, or for people with suitcases to easily use the door. The door rails and glass trims are clad with mirror stainless steel.
Middleman Cafe & Function Centre, Scoresby
The Middleman Cafe & Function Centre, at the Caribbean Park Office Park in Scoresby, previously had two pairs of automatic swing doors to the entries that were struggling to operate in high winds. record Automatic Doors was selected to remove these swing doors and replace with two manually operated Diamond Series revolving doors to provide a more reliable entrance that also provides an important airlock buffer from the external winds and cold temperatures. Due to the small diameter of these doors, manual operation was selected to provide a safer entrance that was cheaper to install and requires less ongoing service and maintenance.
St George's Square, Perth
At St George’s Square (225 St Georges Terrace) a Grade A commercial building constructed in 1990, a full lobby upgrade was undertaken by FDC Construction with the existing ornate timber revolving doors to both the front and rear entries replaced with sleek all glass Diamond Series revolving doors, specified by Woods Bagot.
To ensure the building could remain operational through the 16 week programme the works needed to be heavily staged with the main entry door completed in mid January and the rear garden entrance competed in mid February 2017.
The dramatic change in revolving door design is tempered by a bronze colour stainless steel cladded finish that helps the doors to seamlessly integrate with the modern Art Deco inspired finishes throughout the newly renovated lobby as well as the maintain timber archways shaping the entrance to the lift lobby.
For this lobby refurbishment the glass roof design of the Diamond Series automatic revolving door would not have been possible without record’s experience in mounting the drive system for each door to the underside of the suspended slab. With this design the builder only needed to provide a core hole at the centre of the door with an extended shaft connecting the rotating carousel above, with the drive system below.
Queen Square Law Courts
The Law Courts building opened in 1977 and operated for more than 30 years without a Life Cycle program or any substantial upgrading. From 2005 to 2014 a comprehensive refurbishment program was undertaken, designed by a Group GSA + Hassell Architects.
As part of the refurbishment to the ground floor foyer facade, 4 off record STA 20 automatic sliding doors, with frameless glass door wings were installed to the Philip and Macquarie Street entries.
2 off record FTA 20 bi-folding door operators were also installed as part of a secured exit lane system, allowing people to freely exit to the building, without allowing people to enter without using the metal detectors.
Broadway Shopping Centre, Sydney
Products by record Automatic Doors feature quite prominently throughout Broadway Shopping Centre, including a TSA 20 telescopic single sliding door to the Level 2 food court entrance, STA 20 sliding doors to various car park entrances and a TOS 20 breakout sliding door to the Ground Floor car park entrance.
William Angliss Institute, Melbourne
The William Angliss Institute is a specialist centre for training and vocational education in hospitality, tourism and culinary arts, located at 555 LaTrobe Street, Melbourne.
When Edwards Moore architects were designing a new entrance off King Street, they consulted with record Automatic Doors to provide a suitable automatic door solution.
A large single sliding automatic door was designed, 2850mm high x 3700mm wide, to provide a wide and welcoming automatic door entrance to the building.
Working with Harris HMC, the record STA 22 heavy duty sliding door operator was installed, along with a 300kg aluminium framed single sliding door.
White Bay Cruise Terminal
An historic part of Sydney’s working port, with sweeping harbour views from the Harbour Bridge to the the Anzac Bridge, was reinvented in 2013 to create the White Bay Cruise Terminal. To pay homage to this maritime heritage the design of the building incorporates the existing structure from the gantry system originally used for a containerised shipping service in the 1960’s.
Products from record Automatic Doors were used exclusively throughout the terminal, including 2 x Fullview revolving doors, 11 x STA 20 automatic sliding doors and a total of 18 x DFA 127 automatic swing doors, which included 8 to the main entry.
In this area the operators work in pairs with the right hand door opening before, and closing after, the left hand door. During normal operation on shipping days, the swing doors open via a signal from photo electric sensors mounted on free standing bollards, allowing the doors to open early to accommodate the large traffic flows experienced by the terminal.
ANZ Tower, Sydney
With entries from both 161 Castlereagh Street and 242 Pitt Street, ANZ Tower is a 42 storey Premium Grade office building located in the heart of the Sydney CBD. A part of Grocon’s Liberty Place princinct, designed by FJMT, which includes the refurbishment of the historic Legion House, it boasts a 6-Star Green Star Design v2 rating.
Four Fullview Series revolving doors were selected to the lobby entries, with special extended clear passage heights of 3350mm and 3600mm to allow the canopy of the doors to be concealed within the portal soffit of the tensile steel glazing above.
To allow the white clad portal to span across the entrance without any support posts, the structure of the Fullivew doors were specially engineered to assist in supporting the necessary dead loads. In addition to the glass facade requiring double and triple low e coated glass in argon filled DGU panels, the glass to the revolving doors was also supplied with high performance coatings.
Level 20, 567 Collins Street, Melbourne
The Melbourne office fitout of finance company Connective, designed by Gray Puksand, is a modern, vibrant and colourful workspace with a generous staff recreation and kitchen space.
For the staff only entrance from the lift lobby to this space, record Automatic Doors supplied and installed a heavy duty record STA 22 single sliding automatic door operator, supporting a 240kg aluminium framed sliding door, 2400mm high x 3000mm wide in a black powdercoat finish and three clear laminated glass panels..
Despite the heavy weight of the sliding panel, the door operation is fast, smooth, quiet and safe (as shown in the YouTube video).
With the large single sliding door opening into a wall cavity, the operator was custom built to ensure all key components are easily accessible for future servicing requirements, with additional access panels built into the wall also provided.
The STA 22 is record’s premium automatic sliding door and features a reinforced sliding track profile, dual motor drive system and high quality track wheels to ensure consistent and reliable operation for many years.
The operators are custom built at record’s Campellfield factory using Australian sourced extruded aluminium profiles and record’s Swiss manufactured high quality door components.
Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy
The Daniel Mannix Building is the centrepiece of the Australian Catholic University’s St Patrick’s campus in Melbourne and one of Australia’s premier 6 Star Green Star buildings for teaching, research and learning.
Designed using industry leading practices in architecture, engineering and sustainability, the building boasts low environmental impacts but also high levels of comfort and wellbeing for the students and teachers.
The two main entries at either end of the building, off Young and Brunswick Streets, were originally built with dual automatic sliding doors however this ineffective airlock resulted in a wind tunnel effect and compromised the effectiveness of the building’s HVAC system.
In addition to the two new K21 revolving doors, record was responsible for the demolition of the existing automatic sliding door entries, as well as the installation of adjacent swing doors for disabled access, emergency egress and after hours access, utilising record DFA127 automatic swing door operators.
For a university, where large numbers of people can use an entrance in a short amount of time, the K21 revolving door, with an integrated automatic sliding door, is the ideal entrance solution, providing the exibility to alternate between revolving and sliding door modes to suit the time of day, weather conditions and expected traffic flows.
Level 42, 259 George Street, Sydney
Located in the heart of Sydney’s financial district, 259 George Street is an imposing establishment to the Sydney skyline, offering its tenants breathtaking views of the city and harbour.
At the top of this tower is the commercial offices of the building’s owner, Memocorp Australia, and as part of the full refurbishment of this office, record Automatic Doors was selected to install two C 127 infloor mounted automatic swing door operators to the main entry from the lift lobby.
In this application, the two operators are linked to allow them to open together from a signal from the card reader in the lift lobby, or push button in the office. Due to the design of the custom steel framed swing doors, one operator is required to open before, and close after, the other operator.
Capable of operating swing doors weighing up to 400kg, the record C 127 operator measures 780 x 270 x 150mm deep when encapculated within its special infloor housing which allows the flooring contractor to provide a custom access panel to match the surrounding timber finish. The end result is a striking dual automatic swing door system, providing a secure and accessible entrance for the building occupants.
The Star, Pyrmont
As part of the redevelopment of The Star in 2011, a new hotel and retail complex was built on a adjacent vacant site.
At both entries to the hotel a record Fullview Series 3600mm diameter revolving door was installed to provide the building with an airlocked entry system. These doors are 3650mm high with a 650mm canopy, clad in linished stainless steel, that continues above the frameless glass swing doors on either side. These swing doors have record DFA 127 automatic swing door operators, concealed within the portal, to provide disabled access at the push of a button.
To the 4 off main entries to the new retail area at The Star, record supplied and installed automatic bi-parting doors, with frameless glass door wings. For the Jones Bay Road entry, a breakout sliding door was installed, with the glass sidewalls able to be broken out in an emergency to provide a greater clear opening.
On the ground floor on Pirrama Road, record also installed two large single
sliding automatic doors to the transport interchange. These door wings are aluminium framed in a white powdercoat finish to match the surrounding alucobond cladding.
Hilton Hotel, Sydney
With the existing main entry sliding doors on Geoge Street, as well as the rear entry off Pitt Street, causing persistent wind problems for hotel staff and guests, the decision was made to replace these sliding doors with revolving doors to achieve airlocked entries to the hotel.
In an extensive site operation, the existing sliding doors were removed, along with the highlight glazing which was being supported off the steel transom.
Two Fullview revolving doors were then installed to the George Street entry, along with one Fullview door and motorised swing door to the Pitt Street entry. All doors were clad in linihsed stainless steel with custom illuminated canopy signage.
To maintain the existing requirement for smoke ventilation in an emergency, each revolving door was tted with an automatic windback door wing to open on a re trip signal.
For greater security after hours, the doors were tted with motorised ‘clamshell’ night doors, which are in fact the sidewalls of the doors themselves automatically closing and electrically locking once the door, and associated lighting is turned off.
Deloitte Centre. Auckland
For the main entrance to the Deloitte Centre, built in 2009 at 80 Queen Street, Auckland, is a record Crystal Series revolving door.
To complement an impressive cable truss entry screen, the architects, Woods Bagot, worked with record Automatic Doors to develop a custom made Crystal Series revolving door that, for the first time, featured spider fittings to support the curved sidewalls, as well as the glass roof.