V.I.A. by Steelcase
V.I.A. is Vertical Intelligent Architecture that not only defines space, but redefines the role vertical real estate plays in today's workplace.
Available Spring 2014
Walls aren’t going away—they’re simply being asked to do more. V.I.A. creates intelligent rooms, designed to augment human interaction by providing true acoustical privacy and hosting technology. It provides a sense of permanence with the speed and design flexibility of a relocatable wall.
Focused workspaces can be adjacent to dynamic collaborative team spaces without noise disturbance issues. To support workers with true acoustical privacy, V.I.A. is engineered with a unique acoustical intelligence; all frames, skins and every junction is manufactured with full acoustical seals.
V.I.A. not only allows you to realize your design vision today, but its embedded intelligence provides a platform for the future. With V.I.A. it’s easy to make small changes or large changes, providing a sense of permanence with flexibility for evolving business needs.
V.I.A. is developed with EnvisionIt, the design flexibility from Steelcase that enables parametric products to easily be planned and ordered by selecting desired attributes, simplifying the entire process from specification through installation. EnvisionIt removes the many boundaries to creativity typically imposed by “fixed” sizes and provides you with the ability to express your own vision.
V.I.A. provides consistent and predictable visual detailing to provide architects the freedom to express their vision using a broad range of materials and wall typologies to create different spaces with the same kit of parts and not have to compromise on vision or worry about the details.