ParkStone Wood Kitchen

Project Location

Farmington, Utah

Architect

Architectural Nexus and Perkowitz & Ruth Architects

Product

WD65

Case Study: ParkStone Wood Kitchen

Utah's often chilly weather won't stop partons from visiting Farmington's ParkStone Wood Kitchen and enjoying the stylish outdoor amenities. It’s location is part of the success story, as its located in the over 1 million-square-foot, growing-bigger-by-the-day Station Park development – a destination that features upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment among other attractions including a children’s playground, a mega fountain and ice skating rink.

For the design of ParkStone Wood Kitchen, which features wood-grilled meats and veggies and a vast beer menu, the owner and design team decided to go with an open floor plan and extend the seating to an outdoor patio that would also be usable during three seasons.

“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.”

Bring the Outdoors In

Designers at Architectural Nexus, architects for the entire Station Park development who worked with Perkowitz & Ruth Architects on the ParkStone project, selected a NanaWall WD65 wood folding wall system to get the “bring-the-outdoor-in aesthetic” desired by the owner, California native Allan Gantes. The entire patio, which is replete with sofas and a fire pit to give the hotspot a casual, Rocky Mountain vibe, can be enclosed quickly and easily with the NanaWall operable system.

According to project architect Aaron Arbuckle, AIA, LEED AP, “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.”

For Gantes, this was a special project: He oversees dozens of restaurants, but this was the first that he conceived himself.

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