MULTI, revealed in June 2017 is the world’s first rope-less and sideways-moving elevator. It offers remarkable new design possibilities and building efficiencies for the urban areas of tomorrow. Tall buildings are on the rise, with conventional elevators the taller the building the more space is wasted for elevators. MULTI’s benefits are shorter waiting times where passengers never wait longer than 15 to 30 seconds for a lift. Significantly increased capacity since MULTI integrates multiple carriages into fewer shafts which also leads to a much smaller footprint. And substantially reduced weight and mass due to the removal of the conventional elevator ropes and counterweights.
The first MULTI elevator will be installed at the new East Side Tower in Berlin, Germany. MULTI has won the German Design Award 2018 and recently the CTBUH innovation award at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat annual awards in Chicago, USA.