Design and Functionality Come Together at Financial Firm

The goal: create a visually captivating environment with panoramic views.

Amidst an iconic skyline, a global financial firm envisioned a transformation for its 52nd-floor workspace in Downtown Manhattan. The goal? Craft an environment that was visually captivating, blending transparency with architectural finesse, while offering panoramic views. The ZONA 1 single glazed fixed glass paired with a ZONA 2 door to deliver elegance and practicality. The uninterrupted visual connection makes the spaces appear larger and more interconnected.

Installed in the libraries, conference room, and employee lounge, ZONA brought a sense of fluidity and openness to ensure that while the transformation of each individual area remained distinct, it also felt part of a cohesive whole. The single-glazed system, finished in a contemporary black powder coat, harmoniously blended with the office’s overall design palette. With an impressive height of 8′-6″, ZONA’s glass partitions added to the feeling of spaciousness.

Large office conference room with glass wall and door.
With ½” ribbed tempered glass, the conference room offered sleek privacy, while the breathtaking views of Manhattan remained an integral part of the office experience. The glass added a distinctive textural element, enhancing visual privacy. It is also known for its superior strength, safety features and is approximately four times stronger than regular glass.
Detail of a door handle on a glass door.
Glass partitions in a large office.
Detail of a glass door with signs that say "North Library" and "Push."
Each section was carefully planned to maximize the flow of daylight, complimenting the ambiance and energy of the workspace, while creating an environment advantageous to productivity and creativity. This design choice, while aesthetic, also has a psychological impact, evoking a sense of boundless possibilities — mirroring the firm’s global aspirations.
A glass door and wall separating an interior office space from a common area.
Enhanced by the natural light’s play on low iron glass surfaces, the libraries and employee lounge radiated an ambiance of innovation and dynamism. The use of low iron glass ensured unparalleled clarity, eliminating the common greenish hue found in standard glass, and offering a pristine, crystal-clear transparency that truly enhances architectural aesthetics.
A glass door and wall separating two office spaces.
Detail of hardware for a Zona Glass wall frame.
All ZONA single glazed systems were thoughtfully crafted with standard face-mounted door closers and magnetic door holders, guaranteeing a cultivated and uninterrupted aspect. The installation also featured four swing doors, each adorned with a 48” TCS Black ladder pull, further enhancing the modern design.
A glass door and wall separating spaces in an office.
Detail of a glass wall in an office lounge.
An office lounge with Zona Glass walls and door.
This visually enchanting workspace is an example of ZONA’s capability to blend form and function. Every element, from the pristine clarity of the glass to the tactile satisfaction of the door pulls, is a testament to a vision realized in its fullest expression.