Finally architects do not have to contend with unsightly sliding/folding fire doors to protect public spaces in hotels.

No more rails, grooves or hanging rollers! What a relief……

The first world’s fire protection closure has been designed without side guides and won the AIT Innovation Award for Architecture 2011.

Check out this simple, elegant method of creating full fire protection by letting hanging fire curtains wrap around either side of the opening, heavily resting on the floor thus not allowing any smoke or flame through from adjacent spaces.

When not in use, the lower section of the structure serves as a closing seamless plate, tight-fitting and flat against the false ceiling.

We’ve got videos showing the door in action in English, Spanish and French. Click on the respective country’s flags to watch!


Article written by Silvia Pelham – Architect