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Adina Apartment Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

Once a bustling bank, this heritage building has been restored and expanded ready for its new life as a luxurious hotel.

Combining the elegance of the original design with the benefits of modern-day construction materials has given a new lease of life to this 100-year old heritage building. The former Queensland Government Savings Bank in Brisbane has been transformed into a contemporary hotel following its interior restoration and the addition of five new upper levels.

The secret to the success of this renovation has been in ensuring the additional levels have their own identity while referencing the heritage of the 1920’s building below. The project drew inspiration from the existing Art Deco period features, while taking the opportunity to add modern necessities such as larger windows and balconies to allow guests to maximise enjoyment of the city and river views. The former bank building is now home to a 220-room hotel complete with a swimming pool and gymnasium, along with an exclusive ground floor restaurant and basement bar.

In a modern interpretation of the existing curved edge of the building’s west-facing corner, the new upper levels feature a corner of faceted glazed aluminium window framing. Constructed with Alspec’s Hunter Evo 150mm Single Flush Glazed Framing, the faceted section adds floor-to-ceiling windows to expand the outlook from the CBD location, adding to the building’s appeal. Also available in a 101.6mm depth, the Hunter Evo framing is ideal for this type of situation, providing a flush appearance along with robust framing and excellent weathering credentials.

For access to the new balconies, Alspec’s ProGlide High Performance Sliding Doors were installed, providing wide openings with the minimum of effort and forming a secure barrier to the elements when closed. Where new hinged or pivoted doors were needed, Swan Evo 45mm Single Glazed Commercial Doors were selected, providing a durable and stylish enclosure which will perform well in the busy hotel environment.

Project Name: Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane
Project Address: 171 George Street, Brisbane City, QLD, 4000
Architect: TKD Architects
Builder: Hutchinson Builders
Fabricator: Hitec Glazing
Applied Finish: Electro Black Ace, Duratec Monument Matt, Zeus White Gloss

Alspec Products Used:
Hunter Evo 101.6mm Single Flush Glazed Framing
Hunter Evo 150mm Single Flush Glazed Framing
McArthur Evo 101.6mm Centre Pocket Framing
ProGlide® High Performance Sliding Door
Swan Evo™ 45mm Commercial Shopfront Door