SMOOTH RUNNINGNovember 23, 2016
In the spirit of the holidays Eventscape would like to wish you a happy holiday season. With the shopping frenzy now full swing, here are 3 of our most recent retail projects that we thought you might enjoy.
Eventscape was contracted to engineer, fabricate and install the mammoth custom rolling wood entrance doors and track for this new retail store located at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Each door is almost 20 feet tall by 7 feet wide with a 3-foot return at the top. Due to their size, managing the overall weight of the doors was crucial to ensure they could be easily operated once installed. The internal structure was constructed with 4” aluminum square tube and clad with a combination of solid wood and lightweight rigid panels, then laminated with quarter sawn white-oak veneer. A custom fabricated, slick, accessible locking system was designed as a standard lock was not available for this specific application. Hydraulic shock absorbers were introduced to the custom assembled steel track and captive linear bearings to allow each of the 850 lb. doors to glide easily along the track, but also safely come to a stop where required.
Please view additional project information HERE.
Location: Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto, ON
Engineering, Fabrication & Installation Custom Rolling Doors: Eventscape Inc.
General Contractor: Structure Corp
Project Completion: October, 2016
Photography: Robert Young and Courtesy of COS