Hotel Monverde | Glass Façade System

Timber cladding hotel extension with glass façade system in Portugal

Hotel Monverde is located in the stunning countryside of Portugal. In order to extend the main building and add more facilities, a contemporary extension was added with a glass façade system. The key brief from the architect was to connect the guests with the pièce de résistance views of the culture-rich vineyards. The main part of the hotel was made of natural stone, indigenous to its surrounding nature. Therefore, timber cladding material was chosen as the cladding to the contemporary extension, creating a deliberate contrast between the traditional building and its original vernacular 

Minimalist slim sliding glass doors and pivot doors are installed in the hotel extension adding a modern touch to the traditional architectural hotel. These ultra-slim framed architectural glazing solutions with only 21mm sightliness allow a high amount of natural light into the new luxury accommodation and allow the guests to enjoy the incredibly beautiful wine yard view.  

Floor to ceiling glazing panels reflect the surrounding nature while maintaining a consistent optimum temperature for comfort all year round. 

Ultra-slim sliding glass doors provide a sliding glass façade so that guests can step out from their rooms onto the terraces that lead directly to the expansive vineyard. The flush threshold detailing on the base track create a smooth transition between the rooms and terraces. 

Pivot doors were installed next to the slim sliding glass doors to provide a wider opening configuration with a unique mechanism system and framing. All bespoke glazing systems are fully thermally broken due to the high-quality aluminium framing profiles. This helps the hotel achieve lower carbon emissions with high energy efficiency all year round. 

At the end of the construction, the regenerated building completed with 5200 sqm which included 30 rooms, catering services, spa and many more facilities that delivers an exceptional experience for the guests. 

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