A collaborative approach between architect, consultant and DORMA has resulted in the creation of a spectacular entrance for a new cutting-edge hotel on London’s Aldwych. The sleek design of the entrance required a curved automatic glass door from DORMA which could meet a leading hotel operator’s high standards for aesthetics and functionality.
On the site of the former Gaitey Theatre, Strand Music Hall and Marconi House, the new 157 room ME Hotel has been designed by Norman Foster + Partners and is part of the exclusive selection of hotels from the Spanish Sol Melia hotel chain.
The contemporary approach to the design of the building on the triangular corner plot has resulted in minimal detailing, a clean Portland Stone façade and a corner entrance which is sheltered beneath a wide glass canopy.
To meet the requirements of the unusual curved entrance within the vestibule area, DORMA worked with the architect and construction consultant Gleeds on a solution - DORMA BST automatic curved segmental sliding doors met the brief and offered the client the highest standards of contemporary design, functionality and comfort.
As part of their commitment to sustainability and creating a comfortable interior, DORMA sliding doors open and close efficiently to help buildings maintain their internal temperatures, keeping heating and cooling costs down.
As in the case of all components and systems from the DORMA portfolio, DORMA BST automatic curved sliding doors excel in reliability and user convenience. The self-learning microprocessor control unit keeps the system running smoothly and reliably. Combining with the integrated presence sensor, it also ensures maximum operational safety.
With the DORMA BST now installed, DORMA has provided reliable and efficient access and ensured this stunning hotel is set to become a London landmark.