Design Flexibility in Slender Glass Wall Systems
Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City provides surgical care for Transgender and non-binary people. GKG Architects specified a flexible, premium glass wall system for the center’s unique architectural space in a former 1920’s bank building.
A collection of sleek ZONA 2 Glass Wall Systems, in clear anodized finish, are found throughout the center, beginning at the main entrance. ZONA’s glass doors are fully framed, with no exposed glass edges for safety and aesthetics. What makes ZONA special is 50% thicker aluminum wall profiles for unmatched system rigidity, while maintaining a slender profile. All stress points are reinforced by steel bracing, especially important for a main entrance.
The first photo demonstrates ZONA’s custom capabilities. The large steel tube to the right of the door hides an electrical riser found late in construction. We created a secure entry by using an electric strike system with our ZONA 2 door.
Upon entering the space, patients are greeted by a visually striking art installation which draws the eye to a beautiful oversized arch shaped window beyond the reception desk. The comfortable waiting area offers abundant mood-boosting natural daylight and expansive views.
ZONA continues at the reception desk. ZONA 2 frames, used as modesty panels at the reception desk, assure horizontal alignment and color consistency throughout the space.
A key element of ZONA, which sets it apart from other glass wall systems, is design flexibility and aesthetic consistency, which is achieved through ZONA’s slender 1 ½” high profile. This installation features level II clear anodized finish with ½” thick laminated glass. With a 38 STC, the glass panels provide sound separation between the private offices and common areas.
Further into the space, a ZONA swing door features applied sash, handle with lockset and side lights. The orderly design aesthetic of this unique glass wall system continues down the corridor.
The applied mullions on this ZONA swing door speak to the adjacent art.
Visual separation and light transfer were achieved by a custom applied graphic film.
Continuity of design is found at the bi-folding paired ZONA panels. While the slender profile height is pleasing to the eye, it also matches the profile of ZONA’s swing doors and the two office front systems. Completely opening left and right, our bi-folds allow full access to this large closet.
The ZONA Glass Wall office front system, with applied mullions and decals, subtly plays off the art wall. The private glass office enjoys abundant natural light, a view to the outdoors and maintains a sense of connectedness to the waiting area.
A ZONA plus is that all of our walls (folding, bi-fold, sliding, swing and fixed) share the same site lines and are aesthetically consistent.
It was a pleasure working with GKG Architects and Ideal Interiors on this project.
We would love to show you why ZONA is the premium choice for your next project and what sets it apart from other glass wall systems on the market. Proudly made in the USA, with a variety of finish and hardware options, it’s easy to customize a ZONA Glass Wall System to meet your design intent.
We feature a variety of ZONA Glass Wall Systems in ModernfoldStyles showroom located in Bergen County, NJ. Schedule a showroom tour or contact us to discuss your project. We look forward to working with you!
CLIENT: Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery
LOCATION: New York, NY
ARCHITECT: GKG Architects
GC: Ideal Interiors
PRODUCT: ZONA 2