Humboldt Forum relies on intelligent locking system from ASSA ABLOY

The time finally arrived on 17 December 2020: After around nine years of construction, the Humboldt Forum is gradually opening its portals. In the heart of Berlin's historic centre, it was set up as a modern forum for culture and science. Modern also describes the intelligent and digital eCLIQ locking system, which will secure the new events and meeting centre in the future.

Located at a historic location between Brandenburg Gate and Alexanderplatz, right next to Museum Island, Humboldt University and Berlin Cathedral, the Humboldt Forum is a new cultural house in the historic and cultural centre of Berlin. Over more than 42,000 square metres, it will offer space for consistency, exchange and diversity in the future and, thanks to the open building concept, will also act as a new public place in Berlin.

Simple and flexible

As a modern cultural house with collection presentations, exhibitions and events, the Humboldt Forum will also house the globally important collections of the Ethnologisches Museum (Ethnological Museum) and the Asiatisches Museum (Museum of Asian Art) of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin State Museums), the Humboldt Lab of the Humbold-Universität zu Berlin (Humboldt University of Berlin) and the Berlin Global exhibition of the Stadtmuseum Berlin (Berlin City Museum). The fact that the forum's premises are used so differently and are accessed by many employees, service providers and numerous external visitors at different times placed high demands on security technology for adequate protection of the building system when planning the construction project. A solution was required that not only offered a very high security standard, but also uncomplicated management of access authorisations.

Modern locking concept

As the building owner, the Humboldt Forum decided on an intelligent and digital eCLIQ locking system from the IKON brand from ASSA ABLOY and commissioned Weckbacher Sicherheitssysteme GmbH for the challenging implementation of the project with 1,500 locking cylinders. The electronic locking system is distinguished by robust, durable and secure components, as well as its compact form and striking design. The keys and cylinders of the modular locking solution are perfectly compatible with the stringent design-oriented requirements and installation situations of the doors in the Humboldt Forum and thus optimally integrate into the sophisticated new building concept of the Humboldt Forum.