Trex Commercial Products: FST Amplifon

Point railing offers a sophisticated yet unobtrusive element to the stairs, which are outfitted with Point nodes fastened to a steel plate with a SS threaded rod and washers.
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Date: 9 October 2020

Point railing offers a sophisticated yet unobtrusive element to the stairs, which are outfitted with Point nodes fastened to a steel plate with a SS threaded rod and washers.

When Amplifon, the world’s largest hearing health care company, decided to move from an outdated office space in the Minneapolis suburbs to a new location downtown, it wanted a space that was modern, vibrant and reflected the company’s open and forward-focused culture.

Amplifon found its new home on the 23rd and 24th floors of Fifth Street Towers, long known as a hot spot for businesses. Equipped with technology from its Milan, Italy headquarters, the 44,000-square-foot space is as cutting edge as the technology created there, including private workspaces and conference rooms with windows that can adjust from clear to frosted.

The pulse of the office is centered on its open, two-story lobby, featuring a giant LED light fixture of Amplifon’s dynamic logo. The office is also home to the Eat & Meet cafeteria which boasts views of the Mississippi River, neighboring St. Paul and U.S. Bank Stadium (another Trex Commercial Products’ project).

Working within a tight construction schedule, Trex Commercial Products engineered a custom railing system for the lobby staircase using Point railing paired with wall and glass mount handrails. The glass panels and sleek, streamlined hardware enhance the openness of the space and allow natural light to saturate both levels, inspiring collaboration and innovation.

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Architect: ESG Architecture & Design
Contractor: Crawford Merz
Glazier: United Glass, Inc.

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3/4” clear, tempered glass with polished exposed edges is featured on overlooks, stairs and handrails allowing for a seamless, nearly invisible look throughout.
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On the overlooks, Point nodes are mechanically fastened to a steel angle support with weld studs, allowing for openness and optimal sightlines.
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Point railing flows seamlessly from the staircase to the overlooks without distracting from the signature LED logo, which is made of 81 oversized pieces of LED lighting.
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Wall and glass mount handrail lend sleek support for staff and visitors throughout the office.

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