Retail & Hotel - Gibson Hotel
Location: The Gibson Hotel, Point Village, Dublin www.thegibsonhotel.ie
Architect: Scott Tallon Walker
Main Contractor: Michael Mc Namara & Company
Value: € 1.4 million
System Details: The Wicona Wictec 50 stick curtain wall system was modifed in a joint collaboration of design between Wicona Germany and Gunn Lennon Fabrications, it was required to solve the many building envelope issues that accompany such low pitched rooflight designs.
The low pitch off 3 degree off the horizontal was achieved by ommitting the use of pressure plates and caps, a specially designed external sealant system was developed, to create this flush glass roof light design, this encourages the rainwater to drain away under gravity action.