The newly transformed Prahran Hotel in Melbourne’s inner urban stretch is the latest example of a commercial venue that has embraced the unique design aesthetic of steel windows and doors. The builders and architects involved in the project say they had an imperative to tie in the modern renovations with the classic 1940’s façade and working class history of the public bar. Steel windows and doors delivered on the brief across three floors.
The works for the Prahran Hotel required a wide range of door and window units. The client’s budget meant that these units were to be constructed from composite standard steel profiles for a very cost-effective solution. The schedule included multi-panel sliding doors, a single 4500mm long counter-weighted servery window, standard fixed lites and round porthole windows.
Of particular note are the unusual 2240mm diameter circular windows fitted to the large concrete culverts on the building’s façade which achieve their remarkable effect very simply with a rolled 50 X 50 mm steel angle constructions and 30mm ‘t-bar’ transoms and mullions.
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