Skullcandy HQ becomes one with the Utah mountains, thanks to operable glass walls

The environmentally friendly structure is integrated into the landscape and maximizes its striking views of the Uinta and Wasatch Mountains.

November 09, 2017 |

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Skullcandy, the lifestyle audio brand, was born on the ski slopes of Park City, Utah. The company recently relocated to a new headquarters building at the base of Utah Olympic Park. The Park City site was selected for its stunning views and visibility from Highway 40.

To capture Skullcandy’s identity as a musical and active lifestyle brand, design architect Think Architecture developed an environmentally friendly structure that is integrated into the landscape and maximizes its striking views of the Uinta and Wasatch Mountains. Zinc metal panels, organic stone, Cor-Ten steel, and naturally colored concrete panels complement the high-performance glass exterior.

 

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A distinctive window mullion pattern creates a visual sense of movement and energy. The building’s NanaWall SL70 operable walls were customized to include horizontal mullion locations that align with the curtain wall system, creating a unified design aesthetic.

“Until you open the building, you would never even know that the doors were there,” said Tyler Kirk, Principal Architect with Think Architecture. “The NanaWall system allowed us to seamlessly integrate the exterior façade so that from the outside it was perfectly integrated.”

 

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The operable walls incorporate the same glazing makeup used in the balance of the building. The thermally broken NanaWall system performs to the same rigorous energy-compliance and efficiency standards as the adjacent curtain wall.

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