GEZE awarded twice at the ICONIC AWARDS

Comprehensively networked: The ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Architecture is the first international architecture and design competition to consider the interplay between these disciplines. It draws attention to the basic importance of how individual product groups work together, and awards exceptional construction projects and innovative interior and product design in the context of architecture. The ‘Winner’ In the ‘Product’ category was the Powerturn F-IS/TS swing door drive system, whilst the FA GC 170 wireless extension won the ‘Selection’ award.

Powerturn F-IS/TS design highlight: one look for two technologies

Foyer of the Town Hall in Leonberg

The Powerturn F-IS/TS swing door drive system at the Town Hall in Leonberg. © Jürgen Pollak / GEZE GmbH

The unique combination of swing door drive and door closer is a visually elegant, multifunctional variant for double-leaf swing doors. It is at its most attractive when the active leaf moves and is operated automatically for added ease of access and accessibility. A special visual feature of the door system is the continuous drive optic across both door leaves. The 'duo' is a welcome solution on asymmetrical doors. The Powerturn door drive range offers virtually unlimited possibilities for individual building design.

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Wireless and convenient: the FA GC 170 wireless extension for GEZE hold-open systems

FA GC 170

Example of a hold-open system

To offer greater safety and convenience, GEZE has made its range of hold-open systems even more appealing with a special extension solution: the GEZE FA GC 170 wireless extension allows you to wirelessly connect ceiling-mounted detectors and manual trigger switches to the lintel-mounted detector on all GEZE hold-open systems. Conventional wired connections can be replaced by radio, with no separate wiring needed. This facilitates planning and provides planning certainty, especially in listed buildings. FA GC 170 is therefore also a welcome solution for retrofitting and offers tried-and-tested preventive fire protection.

Award ceremony at Pinakothek der Moderne

The location for the award ceremony could not have been more appropriate: one of Europe's most prominent buildings in terms of modern art, architecture and design. The Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich hosted the award ceremony as part of the Expo Real on 8 October 2018. All the award-winning products are listed in the ICONIC-Directory online portal. Further information can be found at

German Design Council Established promoter

An initiative of the German Bundestag of the Federation of Germany Industries, and of leading companies, the German Design Council is one of the world’s most important centres for expertise in design and architecture. It acts at the interface between designers and the construction industry. Its awards are regarded as an international seal of quality for the latest developments and design achievements. The independent jury of the ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Architecture consists of representatives from the industries of architecture, interior design, design and brand communication.