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ALPENROYAL Grand Hotel

Hotels & Restaurants

2017

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Address : Via Meisules 43
39048 Selva di Val Gardena
Italy
Contact person : Roberta Salma
info@wicona.it
- Italy

Architect : RP ARCHITECTS GZF GMBH - info@archperathoner.com - Meisules 103 - 39048 - Wolkenstein Gröden - Italy

Fabricator : VITRALUX s.r.l. - info@vitralux.it - Via Johann Georg Mahl, 25 - 39031 - Brunico - Italy

Other planning committee : Photos: www.meraner-hauser.com / Klaus Peterlin

Project details :

WICONA façades at the Alpenroyal Grand Hotel

The new spa at the five‐star Alpenroyal Grand Hotel, located in Selva di Val Gardena, near the city of Bolzano (Italy) was designed by the Italian studio Perathoner Architects, featuring very dynamic contemporary architecture. Besides being located in a privileged natural setting, it has views of the Dolomites, which were declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Both the hotel and the spa stand out for their comfort, elegance and luxury. Its services include three saunas, two steam baths, a fitness room, a Kneipp‐Bath, a chill‐out area with a fireplace and a vitamin bar.

The Spa is located in the garden of the hotel and both buildings are connected by a glass corridor. The architects created grass‐covered volumes that partially emerged from the garden and organised the rooms of the new facilities around a naturally‐lit open patio. The windows of the upper floor let in the maximum amount of natural sunlight, while the darker underground level allows the perfect spaces to be created for relaxation.

Due to the weather conditions in this area in winter, it was necessary to use a system with a great capacity for thermal insulation and wind resistance. At the same time, it needed to provide the maximum transparency possible, with a modern appearance that allowed the building to blend in with its surroundings and become part of the landscape. The WICONA façade solution selected was the WICTEC 50 curtain wall.

The results of the test conducted on this system, according to standard DIN EN 13830, indicate an air permeability Class AE, water permeability of RE 1200 and a wind load capacity of 2000/‐3000Pa. Acoustic insulation is another point that was taken into account in a place where calm and relaxation are a priority. With this model of façade, WICONA provides a sound insulation of Rw (C;Ctr) = 47 (–1; –4) dB.

It should be pointed out that the WICTEC 50 curtain wall has achieved the Bronze level in the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Product Standard. The C2C Product Certification presupposes a paradigm shift in thinking about how a product is designed, what’s in it, and where it goes after use. It is a guidance system for product designers and manufacturers, that leads to the creation of products which redefine quality, aesthetics and innovation. In order to achieve one of the five levels of certification (starting from Basic up to Platinum), a product must satisfy the minimum requirements of the relevant level in all five categories. The categories are as follows: Material health, material reutilisation, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, social fairness and biodiversity.

For the entrance areas, doors from WICONA’s WICSTYLE 75 evo series were used, which are ideal for high traffic areas. They also have very high performance, thanks to their multiple composition options, ideal for adapting to the architects’ requirements.

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Door systems

WICSTYLE 75 evo

Technical performance: Profile technology: High insulation multi-chamber system in symmetric design, quality assured thermal insulator connection For single and double leaf hinged doors For inward and outward opening For glass or panels with infill thickness from 6 mm to 60 mm Various threshold profiles with or without thermal break, also barrier free Fanlights, lateral glazings fixed or opening in combination with WICLINE evo window series Thermal insulation: Uf values: from 1.6 to 1.8 W/(m²K), without foam inserts Fittings: Butt hinge Screwed hinge Concealed hinge* Leaf sizes (w x h): 1200 mm x 2520 mm Max. leaf weight: until 200 kg, for bullet resistance with additional hinges until 400 kg Additional designs: Double action doors Integration frame for stick façades Burglar resistance in classes RC1 to RC3 Bullet resistance in class FB4 Leaf overlapping infill on one side or on both sides
Facade systems

WICTEC 50

Filigree look without any change in appearance to the inner mullion and transom gaskets Ideal for vertical and polygon façades, sloped glazing and spatial structures Individual design thanks to a wide range of profile geometries for the structural and glazing profiles Uf up to 1.2W/m²K, solutionfor passiv houses up to Uf =0.74W/m²K Reliable glass load transmission (up to 4 kN), with adapted transom-joint technology Overlapping and secure drainage at the cross point, without mechanical mullion processing, ensures tried-and-tested impermeability Broad selection of profiles enables economic adaptation to structural requirements, with the additional option of internal reinforcement Glazing from outside featuring single- and/or two-part pressure and cover profiles Design options with concealed or visible screw fixture Extensive solutions for structure junctions and conservatories Burglar resistance up to WK3 with presure profile reinforcement bullet resistance class up to FB4 fire resistance class G30/F30, glass or panel up to 1.8x3.0m or 1.4x2.4m, overhead glazing possible, construction principle identical regular WICTEC 50 Complete product range for glazed roofs or slope facades Easy integration in roof windows, realizeable as SHEV variant as all glass facade, appearance similar to structural sealant glazing (SSG) facade Special pressure profile available with concealed guide for integrated sun protection