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Rydges Gold Coast Airport, QLD

When noise levels matter, look no further than Alspec’s superior aluminium framing products with their sound-minimising properties.

If there’s one thing you want from an airport hotel, it’s quiet rooms where you can get a good night’s sleep. For the team constructing the new Rydges Gold Coast Airport development, the answer was simple: opt for Alspec’s acoustic and double glazed framing with sound-reducing properties.

Located at the Gold Coast Airport, on the border of Queensland and NSW, the Rydges hotel is just a few minutes’ walk to the domestic and international terminals. With 192 rooms over 6 levels, guests have either coastal or concourse views, access to a rooftop bar and ground floor dining and pool amenities. Every room features floor to ceiling windows, with premium corner suites benefiting from wraparound glass to maximise district views.

Given the proximity to the airport, sound reduction properties were a crucial selection criterion for building construction materials to help create calm, quiet rooms for travellers. Several types of aluminium framing were included from across the Alspec range which could deliver on this requirement including Hunter Evo 150mm Acoustic, Hunter Evo Double Glazed and ecoFRAMEplus Centre Pocket Double Glazed framing.

The Hunter Evo Acoustic framing comprises dual 19mm glazing pockets with a 100mm airspace, which minimises the ability for sound to transfer between the exterior and interior of the hotel. Made from architectural grade aluminium, this framing is also highly resistant to the elements and the flush finish adds to the façade’s appeal. Meanwhile ecoFRAMEplus double glazing is a centre pocket style of framing, with superior strength mullions, making it useful for spanning wider expanses of glazing such as for foyer and convention room spaces, while also delivering soundproofing qualities.

To provide easy access to the ground floor outdoor amenities, Hawkesbury Commercial Multi-Fold Doors and Swan Evo 45mm Double Glazed Commercial Doors were selected. The multi-fold doors operate smoothly using tyred floor guides along concealed channels. This enables a wide opening to connect the poolside area to the adjacent restaurant and bar, creating an indoor-outdoor relaxing leisure space. The Swan Evo doors, used where hinged or pivoted doors were required, offer centre pocket glazing and hardwearing componentry, making them ideal for the hotel and hospitality environments from both security and durability perspectives.

Project Name: Rydges Gold Coast Airport
Project Address: Lot 5 Terminal Dr, Bilinga QLD 4225
Architect: NRA Collaborative (nra-co-lab)
Builder: Condev Constructions
Fabricator: Total Concept Group
Photography: Troy Sanders
Applied Finish: Duratec Zeus Monument Matt, Electro Dark Bronze

Alspec Products Used:
Derwent 76mm Centre Pocket Framing
ecoFRAMEplus 101.6mm Centre Pocket Double Glazed Framing
ecoFRAMEplus 150mm Centre Pocket Double Glazed Framing
Hawkesbury® Commercial Multi-Fold Door
Hunter Evo 101.6mm Single Flush Glazed Framing
Hunter Evo 101.6mm Double Flush Glazed Framing
Hunter Evo 150mm Double Flush Glazed Framing
Hunter Evo 150mm Acoustic Framing
McArthur Evo 101.6mm Centre Pocket Framing
ProGlide® High Performance Sliding Door
Swan Evo™ 45mm Commercial Shopfront Door