Eventscape Fabricates Faceted Feature Wall for New Nokia HQ
Custom Feature Wall Designed by CallisonRTKL and Fabricated by Eventscape Shines in Nokia’s New Corporate Lobby
Award-winning Fabricator Applied Expert Engineering in Application of Faceted Feature Wall
Nokia, the global telecommunications company, has re-opened its Dallas offices with a new space designed by CallisonRTKL. The design creates a cohesive structure across campuses and establishes a more dynamic work environment and collaborative company culture. The centerpiece of the new space is a lobby and custom feature wall. Art and architectural fabricator Eventscape applied their unique capabilities to the project, bringing the CallisonRTKL design team’s vision to life.
The key feature of the new lobby is a 3,400 square-foot faceted feature wall, designed by CallisonRTKL and engineered, fabricated and installed by Eventscape. The subtle angles of the wall, precise panel connections, lack of exposed hardware and fresh palette establish an elegant face for the new headquarters. A continuation of a design concept that extends throughout the Nokia corporate complex, the 75 foot long feature wall is characterized by distinct faceted triangular sections. One third of the wall consists of solid maple wood ribs spaced 4 inches apart on a flat-sawn maple wood veneer. This section was built and shipped in individual 5’ x 8’ panels. The rib ends were staggered on each to ensure the wall attachments were fully concealed by the ribs when the panels were installed, and each faceted wood section appeared continuous. These wood rib panels were also used on the underside of the mezzanine level bridge. The other two sections feature perforated aluminum panels and painted drywall cladding, each finished with a white custom trim.
“The collaboration between our design partners at CallisonRTKL and our team of designers and engineers at Eventscape resulted in a feature that is truly unique and adds life and interest to the lobby of Nokia’s new Dallas headquarters,” says Eventscape Founder and President Gareth Brennan. “We’re proud to have supported CallisonRTKL in this project. Our combined efforts are much greater than any one of us could have done alone.”
Eventscape’s unique turnkey process included a series of finish sample prototypes and 1:1 scale mockups. Both of these helped the CallisonRTKL design team finalize the desired finishes and set expectations for the final fit-out. Learn more about Eventscape’s unique turnkey service and the technical work behind the fabrication and installation process for this project here.
Eventscape’s mission is to “build the extraordinary”®, redefining the boundaries of architectural fabrication and working hand-in-hand with creative partners. The 150-person company, with headquarters in Toronto and locations in Detroit, and most recently, New York, thrives on challenges and is driven by a shared passion for innovative design. Considered a global leader with over 25 years of experience in the industry, Eventscape has continually evolved, redefining skills and services offered in step with the highest caliber design and build demands of its growing client base of leading architectural and design studios across the globe. Its highly skilled team includes: architects, interior, industrial and graphic designers, engineers, metal, millwork and other specialized fabricators. They build things others can’t.