Creating Next-Level Curb Appeal
When a passerby sees a person flying, they’re bound to walk over and learn more about what’s taking place. To get attention on a crowded street, Stantec wanted people to see into the building, notice the experience people were having—and know that they too could have that experience!
The firm designed a building in which nearly a quarter of the façade would open and expose the flying tunnel to the sidewalk. The opening system is an 11-panel NanaWall HSW60 system that stands 12 feet and spans nearly 32 non-linear feet. The HSW60 system wraps around a tricky soft-edged corner and creates a segmented curve to enclose the cylindrical flying tunnel. When opened, the panels are stored off to the side and completely clear of the opening. In the interior of the building, there is a matching semi-circled 6-panel HSW60 system to wrap around the other side of the flying tunnel.
Passerbys don’t just notice iFly, they walk up and interact with it. It’s common to see crowds assemble outside of the center all because of the flying spectacle that an open building made possible.