Smoke-proof corner solutions for moving staircase of retail chain Zara
Belgian Shopping Center “Les Bastions” in Doornik has been completely renovated and expanded.
Retail chain Zara took up residence there.
Smoke resistance is an important aspect of fire. Smoke spreads faster than fire.
The desire of store chain Zara is to ensure that the smoke does not spread through the moving staircase in case of a fire. An aesthetically pleasing solution is also desirable, taking into account a limited installation space due to low ceilings.
In order prevent the spread of smoke in a building, smoke screens are a perfect solution. The screens prevent the smoke from spreading in the building in case of fire. For corner situations, such as the moving staircase in the Zara shop, Hoefnagels Branddeuren has developed a very flexible and affordable smoke-resistant roller screen. In the event of fire, this Firesceen® smoke curtain provides direct compartmentalisation, so that the smoke can not spread any further. A smoke and heat exhaust system (RWA system) ensures that the smoke is evacuated.
Smoke-resistant roller screens are often used in shopping centers, galleries and buildings with an atrium or vide and always in combination with a smoke and heat exhaust system.
As a preferred supplier to fashion chain Zara, Hoefnagels has already provided various stores with fire screens and smoke screens in cooperation with our local partner. The corner solution was not only used at the Zara store in Doornink. Our Belgian partner Wycor-Comtec also previously installed smoke screens in the Zara stores in Aalst, Liège and Charleroi and some other places.