Subscribe to newsletter

Submit Article

 



Editors Note: Levolux provide:

  • Solar shading

  • Aluminium louvres

  • External louvres

  • Ventilation louvres

Home

Advertise Here

Request Quote

CPD Seminar

 

Advertise Job

Advertise Job

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Contact Building Design

Contact Building Design

e-mail Building Design

e-mail Building Design

 

- Building Design - Services & Construction Products Index

Request Information

Links Page

 


 

LEVOLUX Takes Infiniti To The Big Apple... & Beyond

The Grand Hyatt New York’s bar and restaurant was recently renovated and now feature a new contemporary decor, with an illuminated bar and an ultra modern Solar Shading solution, by Levolux.

Shedding its 80’s glitz, mirrored walls and highly polished stainless steel fixtures, the hotel is going through a dramatic overhaul, as part of a $65 million refurbishment project. The iconic New York hotel, conveniently situated adjacent to Grand Central Station, is being transformed, with 1,311 updated luxury guest rooms, a new ballroom and a refurbished bar and restaurant.

Designed by Bentel and Bentel, the hotel’s bar and restaurant, known as New York Central, is cantilevered over 42nd Street and boasts unique views of the bustling sidewalk below. While its sloping glazed roof is an attractive feature, allowing daylight to penetrate the building at low levels, it increases the risk of unwanted solar heat gain and glare. To help control light, heat and glare, while retaining impressive views outside, Levolux proposed a custom Solar Shading solution, based on its Infiniti Fin system.

The Infiniti Fin system is an innovative, flexible Solar Shading system that accommodates a wide range of Louvres, which can be secured internally or externally and fixed horizontally or vertically. With unique concealed fixings and an integral stainless steel locking plate, Louvres can be fixed at almost any angle and can be cantilevered past the last vertical support.

77 extruded aluminium Aerofoil Fins, measuring 150mm wide, were fixed horizontally above the bar and restaurant, suspended under an inclined glazed roof from existing steelwork. The Aerofoil Fins, each spanning 2750mm, create a striking continuous aesthetic of blades at high level, running along the length of the building.

Additional extruded aluminium Louvres are to be incorporated elsewhere, fixed vertically to form an attractive three sided Louvre screen. Levolux’s Infiniti Fin system, with its horizontal and vertical Aerofoil Fins, successfully blends form and function to create an attractive, yet highly efficient shading system.

With their cool grey powder coated finish and stainless steel fixings, Levolux’s Infiniti Fin system is virtually maintenance free and like all Levolux solar shading systems, it is backed by a three year warranty.

The completed Solar Shading solution at the Grand Hyatt New York, not only creates a cool new look that will appeal to discerning visitors and guests during the day or into the night, but also ensures the venue uses less energy to keep it cool when the sun shines.


Advanced Air Air Fan Coils Chilled Beams News 040411

Airedale TurboChill Air Conditioning Product Of Year 2011 News 070411

Alfa Laval Eurovent Certified Air Coolers News 080411

Ancon MultiJoint Transfer Load Ground Bearing Slabs News 080411

Balcony Systems Grand Designs Live 2011 News 050411

Burlington Natural Limestone Stonework News 080411

Cuprinol Treat It Better Campaign Wood Preserver News 080411

Dorma Launch Dormotion Soft Close Door System News 080411

Dulux Top 100 Business Superbrands List News 070411

Eaton Electric New UPS Handbook News 060411

ENER-G Yan Evans Group Business Development Director News 050411

Frosts Tallest Living Wall Mint Hotel London News 050411

Greenbrook New RCD Drive PowerBreaker Range News 040411

H+H Celon Blocks At broadmeadows Scotland News 060411

Honeywell New Water Controls Guide News 060411

Huntsman VYDRO foam Green Roofs Water Systems News 060411

James Latham Panel Products Dartmoor Veneered Boards News 040411

Jeld Wen SecureFit 60 Min Fire Rated Doorset News 080411

JS Wright Mechanical Services Severn Trent Water News 060411

Kalzip Bi Directional FC Facade System News 040411

Knauf Drywall Aquapanel Exterior Boards New Forest News 070411

Knauf Drywall BSC Five Star Award News 060411

Marshall Tufflex Odyssey Cable System Kettering Hospital News 070411

Passivent Achieve BREEAM Outstanding Accreditation News 060411

Passivent Natural Minimum Standards For Care Homes News 050411

Pittsburgh Launches Base Block For Passive Houses News 050411

Portman Pocket Doors iVega Sliding Door Mechanisms News 040411

Prysmian FP Plus Cable Installed Southampton Hospital News 080411

Sanyo Carbon Dioxide Based Heat Pump Greenways Cottage News 070411

Steelcase c scape Workplace System News 080411

Tarkett Sports Flooring RAF Odiham Hampshire News 040411

Total Hygiene Changing Places Toilet Marwell Wildlife News 040411

Wienerberger New Architectural Baggeridge Blue Brick News 080411

News Categories:
Solar shading Aluminium louvres External louvres Ventilation louvres

Arundel Jones Associates Ltd
Hill Farm Business Park, Linton Hill, Maidstone, Kent ME17 4AL
Tel : 01622 745333

news@buildingdesign.co.uk


See also:

| BuildingDesign Directory | BuildingDesign Tenders |

|BuildingDesign News Archives | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009

| BuildingDesign Recruitment | AJA Part Time Jobs Board |

© 2010 copyright all rights reserved Registered in England and Wales No. 07334149