Moveable walls at London office
create multiple meeting rooms
Anglo American is a leading global mining company whose products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. Its portfolio of world-class competitive operations, with a broad range of future development options, provides many of the future-enabling metals and minerals for a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world.
At Anglo American’s offices in London Style worked with architects, MCM, and contractor, BW, to create wide-ranging flexible space in the ‘Office Zone’ and ‘Innovation Hub’.
To achieve the level of adaptability required, a complex arrangement was designed which combined Dorma Huppe Variflex semi-automatic solid moveable walls, Dorma Huppe Variflex Semi-automatic glass moveable walls, and vertically rising, fully automatic Skyfold Classic 60 moveable walls.
Within the configuration, the Skyfold walls meet with Dorma walls in T shapes, turning this very large room into four individual rooms accessible via a corridor, created when the glass moveable walls are in position.
By integrating 4 pass doors into the glazed moveable walls, there is ease of access into each of the meeting rooms from the temporary corridor.
The combination of the full and semi-automatic operation enables the entire space to be re-configured quickly into smaller or larger meeting rooms, with the 57dB acoustic rating of the solid moveable wall, 52dB of the glass moveable wall and 59dB of the Skyfold delivering such an exceptional sound barrier that all rooms can host busy meetings without causing any disturbance between rooms.
“This is a superb example of how a range of complementing moveable walls can combine to deliver truly first class, flexible office space,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director.
“The final configuration gives Anglo American so many options as to how to use the space, and is a real showcase for anyone visiting the building.”
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