Architectural Considerations For A Glass Revolving Door

Posted on: 29 December 2020

A revolving door operates manually and will provide a dramatic effect to your storefront. An architect will prepare blueprints for an entryway that will be large enough to support the foot traffic that enters the premises on any given day and may suggest adding dual entries or adding some complementary design elements to tie the glass doors into the aesthetics of your building's facade.

The Style Of The Glass

Safety glass consists of glass that will deter burglaries and minimize damage that could be a result of excess force. If your commercial building's layout currently features decorative glass doors that need to be manually opened, an architect can incorporate these same materials in a new revolving door design.

Seamless glass door panels will minimize the appearance of frame pieces. The center of the rotation device will contain the bulk of the metal components necessary to house the glass panes, and powder-coated and uncoated metal brackets can be installed along the top and the bottom of each glass pane. Tint is an option to consider if you are attempting to minimize the sun's glare.  

The Location And Dual Access

Revolving doors are designed to either protrude from the front of a structure or be encased inside of a structure. The degree of protrusion may fluctuate. For instance, if you choose a commercial architectural door style that consists of four chambers that patrons will be entering and a singular access point that allows each person to exit the door one at a time, while in the confines of your building, the majority of the door structure may be located outdoors.

This may require you to have an overhang installed or to have some upgrades performed on the exterior of your building to make the door appear as if it has always been a part of your establishment. A throat-opening or a keyhole setup consists of the door casing and compartments being fully contained within a commercial structure. A separate glass door can be used to access the interior chambers and anyone who utilizes the rotating door will not get wet on rainy or snowy days.

WIth a throat-opening setup, the door will be aligned close to the wall that comprises the interior side of the storefront. With a keyhole opening. a small gap will run between the interior wall and the entryway to the revolving door. If space will allow for dual doors, an architect can design two similar door models.

Contact a company like Creative Door Inc to learn more.