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Façade structure by seele for new Peninsula Hotel London

21,751sqm

bronze coloured façade construction 

488

elements 

30m x 8.20m 

huge canopies

Bronze coloured façade for Peninsula Hotel in London

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited is the owner and operator of some of the world’s finest hotel properties under The Peninsula brand. The Peninsula portfolio comprises ten operational Peninsula hotels in exceptional city centre locations in Asia, US and Europe, with a further three under development in London, Istanbul and Yangon.
The Peninsula London is situated in an exceptional location adjacent to Hyde Park and Green Park and will have sweeping views over Buckingham Palace Gardens. The property will comprise of 190 hotel rooms and 24-28 private residences, with luxury facilities including a spa and world-class restaurants.
seele was commissioned with the design, fabrication and installation of various façade and door systems as well as canopies of approx. 21,751sqm.

  • 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

  • Peninsula Hotel London with façade structure made by seele
  • Peninsula Hotel London with façade structure made by seele
Peninsula Hotel London with façade structure made by seele
Peninsula Hotel London with façade structure made by seele

Credits

Client The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited
Architect Hopkins Architects
Engineer WSP facades
Date of completion 2020
Scope of seele supply
  • Bronze stick façade system on ground floor level (made out of patinated brass), approx. 878sqm
  • Bronze punched window elements (patinated brass) on 1st level, approx. 830sqm
  • Unitised façade on 2nd – 5th Level
    • Aluminium-structure, bronze anodised with glazing, approx. 5950sqm
    • Aluminium-structure, bronze anodised, behind stone façade, approx. 3,100sqm
  • Sliding doors on 6th – 8th level with aluminium structure, bronze anodised, approx. 2,200sqm
  • Bronze canopies, external elevations and courtyard (patinated brass), with curved glazing, approx. 460sqm