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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Hot smoke tests

The new Elbphilharmonie concert hall has become one of Hamburg’s most iconic structures. The fire safety experts at Gruner Ltd were commissioned by Hochtief Hamburg GmbH to deploy the patented procedure for testing the efficiency of the smoke extraction system. 

Numerous onlookers (fire service, design specialists, project managers and other parties involved in the construction project) watched as heated theatrical smoke was used to test this system in the building's huge auditorium.