Project Location

Chicago, IL


Albazi Architects



"NanaWall's system provides both practical and attractive solution for transitioning between open-air and enclosed dining at Big Star Taqueria."

Four Season Dining

Working with a design team at Albazi Architects, Big Star got the much-needed space and accommodations it needed. Architect Michael B. Weber designed a solution that allows for four-season dining in an expanded outdoor area. To this end, Weber and his team specified NanaWall’s HSW60 – an aluminum-framed, single-track sliding system with open corners – to make Big Star Taqueria even bigger.  

"Working with NanaWall allowed for seamless integration of engineering a door system to included additional egress doors, which were incorporated within the NanaWall system,” says Weber. 

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“For this new project we wanted to expand the restaurant area so it would, in a sense, spill out into the park area.  This makes it ideal for three-season dining. We looked at other wall systems, but felt ultimately that the NanaWall System was the best system for our application.”

“NanaWall offers the flexibility of two different dining experiences in one space at Gloria's. It transforms from a unique al fresco dining experience to a comfortable climate controlled environment in a matter of seconds.”

“The NanaWalls not only give a unique perception of our hotel, but create a new experience for our guests when the doors are wide open. They have a wonderful fluid function with no maintenance."

“We used NanaWall to create flexible space between three different skyboxes as we wanted to have three different spaces to rent. We've succeeded in creating a high-end experience the owner and end user have loved.”

"NanaWall gave us the opportunity to create a unique and stunning rooftop lounge that can morph from indoor to outdoor instantly and effortlessly. Guests experience the outdoors whether the weather is cooperative or not." 

“Fantastic. Incredible. Best opening wall system I have ever seen. During the winter months there is not even a hint of cold air flow. The system opens and closes effortlessly.” 



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