his high end hotel in Switzerland prides itself on providing guests with the ultimate luxury experience, including a luxurious rooftop terrace and bar. Part of the top floor is inside, to allow the area to be enjoyed throughout the extreme winters, whilst part of the bar is an outside terraced area.
The windows and glazing chosen for this unique space are completely bespoke, with unusual curves and shapes used to great effect. Glazing bars have been used across the glazing to create a modern industrial interior design. A mix of opening and fixed elements were specified, including multiple sets of oversized sliding glass doors.
The slim framed sliding doors are complete with a flush threshold, allowing the space to become one large indoor outdoor area when the doors are slid open and the weather permits. In every element of the glazing design, electrochromic glass has been incorporated to provide a form of solar shading that does not disrupt the desired aesthetic.
The décor of the hotel, in particular the bar, is busy and full of character, with a variety of colours and textures used throughout the space. The busy space follows a truly unique interior scheme, with an open bar area for guests to watch as their drinks are prepared. Bathed in natural light, it was only right for the glazed space to maintain clear sky views that were not overshadowed by curtains or blind systems.
The electrochromic glass has a blue tint when it is switched on, reducing the solar gain inside the fully glazed bar area to ensure there are no issues with overheating or glare. Blue elements have been incorporated throughout the bar area, including sections of the wall colour and furniture choices, so the blue tinted glass does not affect the interior design.
The key advantage to using electrochromic glass in this setting is the enhanced functionality. Eliminating the need for human interaction, the technical glass is fully automated to provide guests and diners with a practical and elegant drinking experience.