The entrances of the hotel will be highlighted by a canopy made from patinated brass frames and glazing, up to 30m x 8.20m. The special surface will be a feature throughout the design: all window elements of the façade will have a bronze colour tone and material consisting of anodised aluminium and patinated brass. Another highlight is a striking ring pattern which will be milled in the window elements. In total, approx. 488 elements of 9 different types, including windows up to 3.30 x 4.20m and sliding window elements up to 5.00 x 3.20m, will be created.
seele has already manufactured visual mock-ups of one window element and installed it in Gersthofen, Germany as well as in London. Another mock-up of the unitised façade, which will be situated on 2nd – 5th level, will follow.
Images: Artist's Impression looking from Duke of Wellington Place © Hopkins Architects