Optik™ Shoe selected for The Martire Family Arena

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The Martire Family Arena at Sacred Heart University’s West Campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, is a true work of art that reflects the institution’s growth and status. The arena, unveiled in January 2023 as the culmination of a robust, multi-year building and expansion program, is a stunning showcase of modern design and innovation.

Railing System: Optik™ Shoe 
Location: Fairfield, CT
Architect: JLG Architects
Contractor:  General Welding Fabrication

What sets the Martire Family Arena apart from other venues is the Optik™ Shoe railing system that surrounds the rink, and runs along the openings from the rink seating to the concourses, and on the upper-level private suites. The moment you enter the Martire Family Arena, you’re greeted with a modern, sleek, and visually stunning design.

Revolutionizing Arena Aesthetics

HDI’s Optik™ Shoe railing system provides unobstructed views that invite you to experience the thrill of a SHU ice hockey game. Unlike traditional railing systems, Optik™ Shoe gives the appearance of floating glass, providing a clean, uninterrupted look that enhances the overall appearance of the arena.

The Optik™ Shoe railing system consists of stainless steel covered channels that support glass panels. The glass is secured in place using a patented disc lock system. The design is not only visually appealing but also highly durable and safe, making it an ideal choice for high-traffic areas such as sports arenas.

Our installation process was carefully coordinated with General Welding Fabrication. We ensured that the system was installed correctly and to the client’s specifications. The team used high-quality materials and paid attention to detail, resulting in a flawless installation that exceeded the client’s expectations.

Seamless, Safe, Durable

The Optik™ Shoe railing system blends seamlessly with the overall aesthetic of the Martire Family Arena. The railings enhance the user experience and provide a safe and durable railing solution. The Martire Family Arena project is a testament to the versatility and durability of HDI Railings’ products.

The Martire Family Arena is a masterpiece of innovation showcasing the versatility of HDI Railings’ Optik™ Shoe railing system. The system’s visually appealing and highly durable characteristics make it ideal for high-traffic areas such as sports arenas.

HDI provides innovative, attractive, and reliable railing solutions for commercial, institutional, and residential applications. From fabrication to installation, the HDI Railings team works to provide solutions that meet clients’ needs and achieve their design objectives.

Contact HDI Railings today to learn more about how we can help you with your next project. We look forward to hearing from you!


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