Project Location

Vancouver, BC

Architect

James KM Cheng Architect

Product

SL45

“Quality design and fabrication,” Cheng explains, was the key reason that he selected the NanaWall SL45 folding wall system, rather than another kind of glass door.

Facilitate Inventory Rotation and Display

Four Ferrari supercars – the 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo – are stacked up in a special display rack custom-designed for the entry, visible through the main glass façade. LED lighting, with custom fixtures, create drama and excitement both day and night.

A NanaWall SL45 separates the showroom front area from the large back-end service department. “The problem solved was to facilitate movement of vehicles into the showroom,” says Cheng, explaining the primary design challenge for planning the building: “The site was too small and the zoning was too restrictive.”

With NanaWall’s operable walls that could be stacked in relatively small spaces, Cheng was able to overcome many of these constraints to add flexible showrooms and improve the client’s rotation of inventory in the 35,000-square-foot interiors. Yet Cheng chose NanaWall over other wall solutions for reasons that resonate with fans of high-quality automobiles.

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“Given the choice of multi-leaf partition systems, there really are few products with the proven track record to sustain the day-to-day use of an automotive retail environment—which is why we chose NanaWall.”

“We use the NanaWalls on a daily basis for egress and ingress of cars. The opening walls are reliable, durable, and energy efficient.  In cold weather, the tight seal means no heat loss.  The NanaWalls are fantastic.”

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