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Meriton Suites, North Sydney NSW

This new hotel uses high performance acoustic window and door framing products to ensure a quiet and peaceful stay for guests.

Guests at a new hotel in North Sydney will barely notice they are sleeping just metres from one of Australia’s busiest roads, thanks to purposefully selected acoustic glazing products from Alspec’s high performance range. The 29-storey Meriton Suites on Arthur Street is located adjacent to the Warringah Freeway, the key access route to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel. With thousands of vehicles using the freeway each day, it was up to the building designers to work closely with Alspec’s expert team to ensure optimum acoustic performance for the comfort of visitors.

With expansive surrounding views of Sydney Harbour and the Lower North Shore, products were needed which could deliver larger window openings and balcony doors to maximise the views, whilst minimising potential noise impacts. The ProGlide/Altitude Acoustic Sliding door was the obvious choice to provide the level of acoustic performance required for this application. This heavy duty, high performance sliding door system is ideal for floor-to-ceiling applications, while providing exceptional all-weather performance.

To deliver the larger window openings to take advantage of the iconic views of Sydney Harbour, window framing products were selected from the Hunter Evo Flush Glazed Framing system. The Hunter Evo 150mm Acoustic Framing is an architectural grade aluminium framing product specifically designed for situations where acoustic considerations are paramount. As well as having exceptional sound-reducing properties, the Hunter Evo is extremely strong thanks to the design of the mullions (vertical frame elements) and offers excellent weathering performance.

Complimenting the framing choices, ProTilt High Performance Awning and Casement Windows were selected for openable window requirements. Able to accommodate glass up to 28mm, and with multi-point locking options, the ProTilt windows are ideally suited to hotel and commercial applications to enhance acoustic performance. The windows worked seamlessly with the Hunter Evo framing products to deliver an integrated glazing solution for the building.

At the end of a busy day exploring Sydney’s many tourist attractions, or after a long day in the office for the business visitor, this well-insulated hotel will provide a welcoming and peaceful refuge to relax and unwind.

Architect: Tony Caro Architects
Builder: Meriton
Fabricator: Alutec Windows
Photographer: Tyrone Branigan

Alspec Products Used:
ProGlide® High Performance Sliding Door
Altitude® Apartment Sliding Door
Hawkesbury® Commercial Multi-Fold Door
Hunter Evo 101.6mm Single Flush Glazed Framing
Hunter Evo 150mm Single Flush Glazed Framing
Hunter Evo 150mm Acoustic Framing
ecoWALL 225
Fixed Louvre
ProTilt® High Performance Awning/Casement Window