Slimdrive SL GGS system has made its UK debut at Modern Art Oxford

Slimdrive SL GGS system has made its UK debut at Modern Art Oxford

Client: Modern Art Oxford
Type of works: supply of Slimdrive SL GGS system

GEZE’s brand new Slimdrive SL GGS system has made its UK debut at Modern Art Oxford, where it has been selected to form a minimalist glass entrance to the gallery and provide a contemporary backdrop to the new indoor-outdoor exhibition space.

Architects dRMM were commissioned to transform the ‘delivery’ courtyard into a vibrant contemporary art and social space within Oxford’s city centre. GEZE UK designed an entrance that looked like a virtually seamless glass wall, set into the brickwork of the gallery.

Complementing the Modern Art Oxford’s industrial look are two glass panels that frame the Slimdrive SL GGS automatic sliding door system, making the entrance as distinctive as it is accessible. Operated by the unique 7cm drive unit, it features high-grade stainless steel fittings that hold the glass doors, removing the need for unsightly door rails. The result is unparalleled transparency and unrivalled aesthetic appeal.

Modern Art Oxford’s press and marketing assistant Kayleigh Hellin said: “Shortlisted for a number of international awards, the Yard has been transformed into an open, inclusive, accessible area that showcases exhibitions and events, bringing art to the public. The glass entrance reflects our vision and ethos and on a practical level, ensures that everyone is able to access our facilities easily.”

GEZE UK’s contracts and service director Paul Ryan said: “dRMM wanted the façade to feature as much glass as possible, keeping the amount of aluminium on show to an absolute minimum. The Slimdrive SL GGS uses the best materials to provide an impressive, premium finish, and is so minimalist, you can barely see that it’s there. Modern Art Oxford is the ideal venue to showcase an automatic door system that is raising the bar across the industry and making greater visions possible for architects.”

Part of GEZE’s exclusive, industry leading Slimdrive range, the SL GGS offers flexibility, reliability, efficiency and safety. The extremely slim design of the operator makes it possible to conceal it in any façade, and the unique stainless steel fittings make the system perfect for prestigious, busy entrances to high profile public buildings and premium retail stores.

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GEZE is a world leader in the field of manual and automatic door and window control systems, plus smoke and heat ventilation systems. GEZE also specialise in glass products – in particular, innovative frameless glass systems, which can be...
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