Southeast Missouri State University, SkyFold Wall
M2 Architecture Studio’s design maintained the spatial flexibility of the fourth floor ballroom and adjacent party room by removing an existing coiling wall, and replacing it with a high-tech overhead vertical folding partition fabricated and installed by Skyfold. The transition between the two rooms was modified structurally and architecturally to accommodate the revised mounting and mechanics of the new moveable partition. The party room was updated with new finishes and lighting. M2‘s design successfully achieved a sense of seamless openness when the Skyfold partition is retracted, and an acoustically separate division when the partition is extended.