The future of folding glass walls is here (and before long, everywhere)
Skullcandy, the iconic performance and lifestyle audio brand, was born on the ski slopes of Park City, Utah. The company recently relocated to a brand new headquarters at the base of Utah Olympic Park. The Park City site was selected for its stunning views of the dedicated open space, as well as its visibility.
The NanaWall SL70 opening glass wall selected for the project is a monumentally-sized, thermally broken aluminum framed folding system that can span widths of up to 39 feet, and reach up to 12 feet tall per panel when mullions are included.
Initially, the architect considered using garage doors that would open the common areas up to the outside, but these would have interrupted the motif, compromised the heat sealing of the structure, and interfered with some of the ceiling and lighting features.
Whereas, Our Thermally Broken NanaWall System Performs to The Same Rigorous Energy Compliance and Efficiency Standards as The Adjacent Curtain Wall
Zinc metal panels, organic stone, Cor-Ten steel, and naturally colored concrete panels complement the high-performance glass system. A distinctive window mullion pattern creates a visual sense of movement and energy, evoking Skullcandy’s identity as a musical and active lifestyle brand. Tint, solar heat gain, transference, shading coefficients, and energy performance balanced the goals to bring in as much natural light as possible, preserve the views, and reduce glare.
Our product line allows for complete customization. The 10-foot-tall SL70 systems used were customized to include horizontal mullion locations that match up with the curtain wall system. NanaWall was able to source the same glazing makeup used in the balance of the building to ensure even further design cohesion with the rest of the building.
What our Customers Have to Say
Manhattan Motorcars Hamptons
The project’s main focus was to design a dealership for high-end cars. But, a unique concept evolved to include a restaurant on the second floor with a viewing platform open to the showroom below.
Creating the New Family Living Space for homeschooling, COVID-19 safe open-air play dates, dining area and outdoor movie night.
“We use the NanaWalls on a daily basis for egress and ingress of cars. And because we wanted the doors to lock securely and resist storm rains and winds, we couldn’t use sliding doors, which aren’t that great for security.”
— Richard A. Rubio, Manhattan Motorcars Hamptons, Business Owner