Applauded by 455 FIS members and guests, Richard Pearce, operations director for Style, collected the Gold Contractor award for the operable walls category at a ceremony held at the Dorchester Hotel in London.
Style won the coveted prize for the complex installation of three Skyfold moveable walls which work in parallel to divide the large auditorium at the Francis Crick Institute. The fully automatic, acoustic operable walls are housed in the ceiling cavity and descend effortlessly into place at the push of a button. A unique feature of this installation is that the bottom edge of each Skyfold had to be precisely graded to match the stepped floor of this large auditorium.
Due to the sheer size of the room, Style’s team had to work with incredible attention to detail, flawlessly matching the lines of the veneer across all three Skyfolds, as well as the surrounding walls. With privacy essential when running concurrent events either side of the closed wall, Style delivered phenomenal 49dB acoustics on site.
“A huge thank you goes to everyone who worked on this project,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director.
“This is without doubt one of the most impressive installations we have ever completed, and everyone who worked so hard on it, from our back-office staff to those on site, all deserve to share this FIS award which we are proud to receive yet again.”