Project location: Paris, France
Client: Airport Charles de Gaulle
Charles de Gaulle airport handles around 61 million passengers, 514,000 aircraft movements and 2 million metric tonnes of cargo a year, making it the world's sixth busiest airport.
In 2011 Colt was asked to provide and install a smoke control solution to all four terminals of the airport and replace the previously installed system.
Special adaptors were designed by Colt to accommodate the restricted openings for the smoke control system Colt chose to use the EuroCO natural ventilator. The EuroCO is aerodynamically efficient, has a high resistance to weather and is among the most cost-effective kinds of natural ventilators for smoke and fire ventilation.
The previous system which Colt replaced used circular opening for the ventilators. As Colt's ventilators are square this posed a problem. To overcome this, the Colt France team engineered a unique set of adaptors to fix the ventilation units over the openings and stop the need for any structural rework.