The Dean Hotel

The Dean Galway

The Dean Hotel

Galway

The Brief

 

System Used:  TB50 Curtain Wall, ST70 Hi Windows & Doors

Location:

Galway

Client: 

JJ Rhatigans

Architect: 

Lawrence & Long Architects

 

A fantastic addition to the hospitality industry in Galway City has just opened its doors. The Dean Galway is located near Eyre Square on Prospect Hill. It is the latest in a line of stylish boutique hotels from Press Up Hospitality Group and officially opened for business on Wednesday 27 April. 

In keeping with the history of Galway, the hotel’s design incorporates unique structures, including a portion of the Galway to Clifden railway tunnel built in the 1890s, and a two-storey stone building originally built in the 1830s. These unique features have been meticulously restored and incorporated into the design of this brand-new hotel.

 

Suite - the Dean Hotel

Thermally Enhanced Windows & Curtain Wall

This is the latest development from the Press-Up Hospitality Group headed by property developer Paddy Mc Killen Junior. As one of the largest hospitality groups in the country, they operate a portfolio of 65 award-winning restaurants, bars, hotels, cinemas, golf facilities and gyms.

Thermally Enhanced Windows & Curtain Wall Systems

Our high performance ST70 Hi windows were installed in each of the 100 bedrooms. The rooms come with big comfy beds, rainfall power showers, fully stocked Smeg fridges, Netflix enabled smart TVs, a Munchie Box filled with sweet and savoury Irish snacks and booze and Marshall speaker.

Our TB50 curtain wall system and ST70 Hi doors provide spectacular views of Galway City and beyond in Sophie’s rooftop restaurant. This is one of two restaurants at the hotel with the first Elephant & Castle in the West of Ireland also opening. Other facilities include Peg’s Bar, The Blue Room for events and the Power Gym.

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The Samuel Hotel

The Samuel Hotel Dublin

The Samuel Hotel

Dublin

The Brief

 

System Used:  TB50 Curtain Wall, ST70 Concealed Sash Windows & ST70 Hi Doors

Location:

Dublin

Client: 

PJ Hegarty

Architect: 

Henry J Lyons

 

The four-star Samuel Hotel in the Dublin’s docklands opened its doors to its first customers in April 22.  

Named after Irish novelist Samuel Beckett, The Samuel Hotel is an integral part of the urban regeneration of the Spencer Place Development by Ronan Group Real Estate and Colony Capital.

The Samuel Hotel Bedroom

Slimline Concealed Sash Windows

Our slimline ST70 Concealed Sash was specifically chosen to fit in with the modern architectural design of Spencer Place. Its minimalistic aluminum design maximises light within each of the 200 + bedrooms. 

Our capped and structurally glazed TB50 facade systems were installed on the ground floor and penthouse areas of this new hotel. The installation of our windows and facade systems was completed by Zeon Design

Location, Location, Location

The Samuel hotel is in the perfect location for a successful future with companies such as Salesforce, We Work and Pinterest all headquartered in Dublin’s Docklands. The 3 Arena, Convention Centre and Bord Gais Energy Theatre are also in close proximity.

Ireland’s largest hotel operator Dalata have taken out a 35-year lease on The Samuel Hotel taking their total number of hotels to four after the Clayton, Maldron and Gibson hotels.

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Hotel La Tour

Hotel La Tour

Hotel La Tour

Milton Keynes

The Brief

 

System Used:  TB50 Curtain Wall, ST70 Hi Windows & Doors

Location:

Milton Keynes

Client: 

Winvic Construction

Architect: 

pHp Architects 

 

Hotel La Tour is a brand new, luxurious, 14-storey hotel in the heart of Milton Keynes.

This $47 million hotel oozes class from the second you set eyes on it. Designed by pHp Architects, Hotel La Tour features an external mirror style cladding with a 30m high, LED-lit stainless steel ‘sun’ design circle on the east facing elevation. This was created to align with the sun on the longest day of the year.

Hotel La Tour is equipped with 261 bedrooms, an impressive roof top restaurant, nine high-tech conference rooms, a fully licenced wedding space with a private outdoor terrace and a state of the art gym.

Hotel La Tour 3

Sustainable Windows & Curtain Wall Systems

Sustainability was established as a key aspect of Hotel La Tour. Our thermally enhanced ST70 Hi windows and TB50 curtain wall system were expertly installed by Speedclad Ltd, helping to achieve a “Very Good” BREEAM rating. Managing Director of Hotel La Tour, Mark Stuart said “We have worked hard to create an aesthetically pleasing and sustainable building that delivers on luxury as well as functionality”.

Spectacular Floor to Ceiling Views

On arrival to “Fourteen”, Buckinghamshire’s first sky bar and restaurant, our floor to ceiling curtain wall system provides spectacular 360-degree panoramic views across Campbell Park, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. This 180-seater restaurant offers the finest cuisine, a private dining room for special occasions and a bar.

This floor to ceiling design flows throughout the 261 luxury bedrooms and suites. Each one featuring our window systems, boasting amazing views over Milton Keynes Central and Campbell Park.

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Charlemont Exchange

Charlemont Exchange - LEED Gold

Charlemont Exchange

Dublin

The Brief

System Used:  TB50 SG Curtain Wall, TB50 SG CFA, Glass Fins

Location:

Dublin City 

Client: 

Walls Construction

Architect: 

BKD Architects 

 

The Charlemont Exchange building is located on the banks of the Grand Canal and offers 360-degree views of Dublin. Since its completion in 2019, the seven-storey building has been home to the world’s biggest provider of flexible workspace, WeWork.

This 123,000 sq. ft, grade A office space is a refurbishment and extension of the existing commercial office block, completed to the highest standards. It features seven storeys and a penthouse terrace for outdoor working and socialising.

Charlemont Exchange - APA Facade Systems

Structurally Glazed Curtain Wall System with Integrated Ventilation & Glass Fins

As you walk into the reception area on the ground floor, you are met with an impressive 20-foot high curtain wall screen with a circular rotunda feature that exudes quality and leaves a marked impression on occupiers and visitors alike.

Our TB50 SG facade system, complete with bespoke fins and integrated concealed frame awnings transforms the look of every elevation of the building.

LEED Gold Certification

Charlemont Exchange was been awarded a LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), for outstanding environmental performances.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), is the most widely-used green building rating system in the world, with Platinum and Gold the highest levels of accreditation awarded.

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New Mill Student Accommodation

window systems - student accommodation - complex design projects

New Mill
Student Accommodation

Dublin

The Brief

System Used: 

TB50 Curtain Wall, ST80 Window & Door Systems

Certifications: BREEAM “Excellent”

Location: Dublin 

Client: BAM 

Architect:

Reddy Architecture & Urbanism

 

New Mill is a 160,000 sq. ft. mixed-use student living accommodation, located in the heart of Dublin’s historical Liberties. It features 400 bedrooms across 61 cluster flats in a 4-7 storey courtyard block, as well as shops, a cafe and commercial space for local businesses.

The primary goal for the $37 million New Mill development was to create a functional, sustainable, beautifully designed residence for students.

Praised for creating a new prototype of what student accommodation should look like.  

The standards and design outlined at New Mill paved the way for many new developments around Dublin City.

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Windows Chosen for Thermal & Acoustic Performance

Our TB50 curtain wall system, ST80 high-performance windows with integrated louver panels and out ST80 rebated doors. Our ST80 window system was specifically chosen to meet the thermal and acoustic requirements outlined in the design stage of this project.

“New Mill is an extremely energy efficient building, and this is what we should come to expect from all new builds going forward. There are very exacting specifications in a project like this. From the point of view of the end users, acoustics were a major part of the design brief.”  Mr. Luke Gibbons, BAM.

Sustainable Aluminium Profiles

The APA Facade Systems team is committed achieving a greener, more sustainable built environment. Our aluminum glazing profiles are designed and manufactured to conform with industry environmental standards.

Manufactured using recycled aluminum (saving 95% on energy costs) they can help you achieve a silver, gold or platinum LEED certification on your next project.

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60-74 Gansevoort New York

60-74 Gansevoort - APA Facade Systems

60 - 74 Gansevoort

New York

The Brief

System Used: 

ST70 Hi Window System

Location:

Meatpacking District, New York 

Client: 

Aurora Capital Associates

Architect: 

BKSK Architects

 

Situated between Greenwich Street and Washington Street, the existing building at 60-74 Gansevoort Street has been refurbished and extended. The full project, at 46-74 Gansevoort Street, is expected to feature roughly 100,000 square feet of retail space. 

Aurora Capital Associate and William Gottlieb Real Estate are the developers for this project. 60 – 74 Gansevoort has been beautifully preserved and extended by BKSK Architects, keeping the historic style of the meatpacking district, while adding a modern twist.

60-74 Gansevoort - APA Facade Systems

The Meatpacking District

Over the past 20 years, the Meatpacking District in New York has been transformed into one of the most vibrant, upmarket destinations in the city. It is full of historical architecture and contemporary structures.

Fashion designers, architects, artists, restaurateurs, world-renowned stylists and corporate headquarters have moved in alongside the existing meatpacking plants.

It is situated near the High Line. A 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail created on an old New York Central Railroad.

The Challenge

The challenges we faced on  60 – 74 Gansevoort was to provide a thermally enhanced window system that could withstand the harsh winter climate of New York. An excellent acoustic performance was also required, to block out noise from the busy Gansevoort district. Aesthetically, the aluminum window systems had to integrate with the historical architecture surrounding the meatpacking district.  

The APA Facade Systems team is committed to excellent environmental practice towards a more sustainable future. Our aluminum glazing profiles are designed and manufactured to conform with industry environmental standards, helping you achieve a silver, gold or platinum LEED certification.

Meatpacking district new york - APA Facade Systems

Thermally Enhanced Window System

Our thermally enhanced ST70 Hi window system was chosen for it’s durability, flexability and acoustic values. Picture windows, curved windows and tilt & turn windows were all installed on this project by Diversified Glass and Storefronts, complete with all window jewellery. Our floor to ceiling window system is the perfect solution to increase natural light and provide trickle or purge ventilation.

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402 Dunsmuir – Amazon Vancouver

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402 Dunsmuir - Amazon

Vancouver

The Brief

Certifications:
LEED® Gold certification
Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Size:
14,148 m² (152,290 ft²)
Client:
Oxford Properties Group

 

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, just steps from the historic Gastown District, is 402 Dunsmuir. This LEED Gold development is the newest addition to anchor tenant Amazon’s office space in BC.

Amazon’s first purpose built office building in Vancouver will become the workplace for 1,000 of their office staff. The new nine-storey, 152,000-sq-ft building will also include a communal space similar to WeWork, for employees looking for a temporary office space.  

Amazon Vancouver - APA Facade Systems

Design Requirements

Oxford Properties outlined clear design requirements. 402 Dunsmuir had to be a cost-effective, secure, and integrated building solution that prioritized operations, comfort and energy efficiency. 

Architecturally, the building’s thick mullions are designed to emulate classic warehouse design, perfectly complimented with the black external finish. It provides a beautiful contrast to the neighbouring Holy Rosary Cathedral, respectfully combining old and new. 

The Challenge

“The challenge is to maintain engagement with the city’s past while propelling it into the future through the design of a social space for innovation that responds to Canada’s vision for smart, better and greener communities” – B + H Architects.

Flynn Group of Companies installed over 200 of our structurally glazed, triple-glazed concealed frame awnings. Featuring on every elevation of the building, our thermally enhanced CFA’s fit directly within the framework, providing ventilation to the internal environment of the building, whilst not affecting the appearance or geometry of the external facade.

402 Dunsmuir Street - Amazon - APA Facade Systems

The Result

Our structurally glazed, triple-glazed, concealed frame awnings were seamlessly integrated with the structurally glazed external facade. They bring natural ventilation to the inside of the building, without compromising aesthetics or natural light. 

402 Dunsmuir achieved LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), for outstanding environmental performances.

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