Automatic moveable wall
at Glasgow University
Glasgow is a world top 100 university with one of the widest ranges of courses in the UK. Ranked as one of the world’s best student locations, Glasgow is the UK’s third largest city and the University continues to invest in its student facilities - most recently with the new state-of-the-art James McCune Smith learning and teaching hub which opened in 2021.
Working with architects, HLM, and contractor, Multiplex, Style was specified to install a fully automatic, Skyfold moveable wall to divide the University’s lecture theatre.
Skyfold is a world-leading vertically rising moveable wall which is housed in a ceiling cavity. This means it is completely hidden from view, and takes up no room space at all, when not in use.
At the push of a button it descends gracefully into position, dividing the lecture theatre into two separate rooms with an incredible 51dB acoustic rating, allowing lectures and events to take place either side, completely undisturbed.
“When this moveable wall was installed, it was one of the biggest in the UK,” said David Louden, Style’s director for Scotland.
“It takes less than 5 minutes to divide the room and as you watch it descend into position it really is a truly magnificent mechanism for dividing space. Its ability to cater for stepped lecture theatres is also a huge benefit as that can be a limiting factor with many other types of moveable wall.
“Once in situ, the acoustic seals are automatically applied to the correct pressure, offering the optimum acoustic barrier, and the painted steel finish is the perfect complement to the bright, open atmosphere of the room.
“With space being an issue for all Universities, this is a superb solution for quickly dividing the lecture theatre into two, enabling them to cater for varying numbers of students and classes each week.”
Style is the exclusive UK partner to Skyfold, Dorma Huppe and SWG, offering an extensive portfolio of moveable, folding and partitioning walls for all requirements and budgets.
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