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A slide for Shoppyland

The operators of Shoppyland Schönbühl, the fifth largest shopping centre in Switzerland, have also recognised that slides in shopping centres are a good thing. From now on there is a new attraction in addition to the more than 80 shops and gastronomic facilities:

A spectacular 30-metre-long slide leads from the third to the ground floor, providing exciting variety in addition to the pleasure of shopping. If the direct route from below to the start of the slide 12 m further up is chosen, it can also be reached via a spiral staircase which, like the slide, is attached to a pylon with cantilevers. The installation is completely covered with transparent cover, so that the slide guest can always look outside, but in return is also under constant observation. Illuminations provide additional effects and bring variety to the rapid slide.

For us as the manufacturer, the planning and construction of the slide was a special challenge: Due to the relatively limited space, it required good ideas and creativity to find a suitable solution that would also meets the style of the Shoppyland. Reactions of the management as well as of the visitors of the shopping centre show that we succeeded in doing so very well again.