April 01, 2021
After joining dormakaba on 1 January 2021, Sabrina Soussan has assumed executive responsibility for the dormakaba Group as its new CEO as of 1 April. As announced last summer, her predecessor Riet Cadonau will concentrate on his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors going forward. Mechanical and aeronautical engineer Sabrina Soussan has an impressive track record, particularly in terms of profitable growth and customer focus. She brings global experience from the automotive, mobility and building technology sectors. Most recently, she was Co-CEO of Siemens Mobility.
Sabrina Soussan says: "I am honored to be CEO of this great company. I am looking forward to shaping the future of secure, seamless and sustainable access with my team to support our customers’ needs along the building lifecycle while at the same time further leveraging the growth potential of dormakaba."
April 20, 2020
"It was essential for the company to have a space that was well-equipped with a strong infrastructure that could support innovation across a variety of teams and sectors, while providing employees with enough space to work effectively. The design team also leveraged residential cues throughout, elevating the environment and the overall experience of employees. This was achieved by introducing furniture with wooden accents, taking advantage of soft, breathable fabrics, and utilizing Skyfold partitions in breakout areas."
"The design features three large meeting rooms which are separated by Skyfold walls—an acoustical, retractable vertical folding wall which stores in the ceiling to optimize floor space for multi-function activities. The potential use of the three rooms individually or in combination was considered in furniture layouts with a different layout developed to plan for the power/data/AV feeds required to support different settings for the rooms."
"Urban design [is growing] more and more innovative in its employment of multi-functional spaces. A company called Skyfold, for example, has developed vertically folding walls with customizable graphics and sound-proofed acoustics, adaptable to a wide range of interior spaces for a plethora of purposes."
March 22, 2020
Rosewood Hong Kong's grand ballroom and junior ballroom take the award for Event Spaces thanks to its design by Tonychi Sutdio and its "dramatic" Skyfold operable wall.
March 14, 2019
“The lobby opens into a flexible meeting/training/event conference centre, partitioned by an acoustical glass wall and configured from one to three rooms depending on the event by vertical, stacking Skyfold walls. Designed for internal and external guests, the conference space provides an extension of the lobby’s hospitality lounge-vibe, complete with a spacious amenity area for informal gathering and refreshments.” – Market Screener
March 26, 2019
“VENUES EQUIPPED WITH SKYFOLD WALLS CAN HELP MAXIMISE THE USE OF LONG VENUES.” – M&C/ASIA
“The lobby opens into a flexible meeting/training/event conference centre, partitioned by an acoustical glass wall and configured from one to three rooms depending on the event by vertical, stacking Skyfold walls. Designed for internal and external guests, the conference space provides an extension of the lobby’s hospitality lounge-vibe, complete with a spacious amenity area for informal gathering and refreshments.” – OFFICELOVIN’
October 15, 2019
“Perhaps the most noticeable change was the removal of an entire wall adjacent to the reception area that had previously formed part of a large board room, necessary in order to open up the space to natural light and views of the city. Taking its place is a partition wall made by Montreal-based company, Skyfold, that accordions up into the ceiling, but can easily be lowered to create a soundproof confidential meeting space when needed."
April 20, 2018
“Skyfold adds ‘wow factor’ to the Engine Shed when visitors see it descend into position, forming the front wall of the auditorium and creating an acoustically private space for audio visual presentations. Once inside, the background noise disappears allowing emersion in the presentation of Scotland’s built heritage.” – Future Constructor and Architect
September 11, 2018
“THESE INDUSTRIES ARE CONVERGING, AND THE SKYFOLD CLASSIC OPERABLE WALL PARTITION IS A REFLECTION OF THE INTERSECTION OF ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING, AND CONSTRUCTION AND PRODUCT DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING. THE SKYFOLD CLASSIC IS A CUSTOM-MANUFACTURED RETRACTABLE ACOUSTIC PARTITION.” – IT’S ALIVE IN THE LAB
“Fu has worked with specialists to ensure the space is operationally seamless, with state-of- the-art AV equipment and flexibility built-in through the installation of vertically folding retractable walls. Manufactured and fitted by Skyfold, the fully automated and acoustically sound solution is finished in fabric and veneer in line with Fu’s design, and neatly retracts into the ceiling when the ballroom is at full capacity.” – Sleeper – Global Hotel Design
“The team of Skender and Perkins + Will are no strangers to the Skyfold experience, tallying nearly 90 projects between them, providing Clients with industry leading acoustics, ease of end-user operation, maximizing usable sqft by storing overhead, cost saving measures by way of overhead structure, time & maintenance. These dynamic, appealing workplaces help attract and retain the best employees, setting the table for collaboration & innovation.” – CSI Chicago Member News"
July 14, 2017
"Skyfold operable walls have been designed to bring flexibility to spaces, without compromising on floorspace. Unlike traditional operable wall systems which require storage pockets at floor level. The skyfold systems' vertically folding walls retract neatly into a ceiling cavity when not in use. No floor or wall tracks are required. Helping to maximise usable space." - EBOSS
December 3, 2015
Gensler's senior members of each region share their favorite projects over their career with the architecture firm. Emma Chang highlights Yanqi APEC & Gateway Conference Center in Beijing: "The monumental scale of this project—including a 5,000-person conference room that can be reconfigured into smaller meeting rooms via custom Skyfold partitions—is 'a study in the contrast between substance and void.'"