As for specifying NanaWall rather than another product, Woltag explains, "All other window wall systems we considered were complicated, inflexible and did not support our design goal."
Passive Energy Strategy
Not only does the NanaWall folding system support the concept of transparency among scholars with literal transparency — as do many of the design's interior walls, providing visual connections among separate spaces — but the thermally high-performing wall adds significantly to the passive energy strategy integrated into the facility. The SL70 offers contributions to the natural daylight, heat gain control and natural ventilation components of this strategy.
"The St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School Arts and Sciences Center provided our first opportunity to use a NanaWall system," continues Woltag. "NanaWall gave our builder a system that was easy to install and gave our client a system that students and teachers love to use.”