Congratulations are in order for Skyfold, winner of the WAN Product Innovation Award in the Building Automation/Control Systems sub-category. There were many fantastic entries, but Skyfold’s innovative vertically folding walls stood out among them. Judges for this category were Andrew Best (Partner at Buro Happold), Brendon Moss (Director at Qatari Diar), and Sarah Williams (Principal & Founder at S Williams Architects).
For those who don’t know, WAN stands for World Architecture News and is an excellent publication showing product and design innovation in the field of architecture.
Here’s what WAN Senior Awards Coordinator, Francesca Maw, had to say about the Building Automation/Control Systems winner:
Next up was the judging of the Building Automation/Control Systems sub-category where we saw some hi-tech entries such as The Workpod by Regus Group Services Ltd and MicroTouch by ThermaSol. All of the judges were unanimous in their decision to pick out the winner of this group as Skyfold® Classic 60™ by Railtech Ltd (Skyfold), with their vertically folding retractable acoustic operable wall partitioning system that stores in the ceiling when not in use. This electric system is push button operational and provides for excellent acoustic rating and can be used in just about any location that requires room space division. Andrew Best started the conversation off with some good comments: “They are ringing a few of my bells.” “This is quite interesting as a concept because you always see boardrooms, hotels and meeting rooms where the way of dividing them up is always visually intrusive whereas this provides something different.”
Here are some photos of the Skyfold Classic 60:
Project: Henderson Global TIAA – London, UK
This wall features a unique graphic finish on the panels. Skyfold is available in many different finishes including paint, custom fabrics, to wood veneer.