Guildford Town Centre Expansion
The $220M East Expansion to the Yorkdale Shopping Centre added an additional 145,000 sq. ft. and 40 new stores. The focal point of this expansion was the new entrance that welcomes public from the highway and Yorkdale subway station.
Completed in 2016, photos of this entrance wall are still the primary image for Yorkdale Mall in most press coverage.
The scope of the project involved the construction of two side-by-side feature glass walls as part of the Yorkdale Shopping Centre East Expansion.
Termed the “Sail Wall” and “Cable Wall”, over 5500 square feet of frameless structural glazing was designed and installed using two very distinctive methods, with the majority of the glass panels being supported by a no-holes-in-glass concept.
The result is a seamless and unobstructed view from both the interior and exterior of the main mall.
A curved “sail wall” encloses the lobby with double glazing resting on custom spiders that don’t require holes in the glass. A laminated glass extension allows the wall to project above the enclosed lobby, creating a dramatic upturn as it curves outwards.
Understand this facade system with behind the scenes details on our Insight page here.
Structural Glass Wall Systems
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