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Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi


Recently certified as the “World’s Furthest Leaning Man-made Tower”, the 35 story,525ft Capital Gate tower, unlike the tower of Pisa, was built to lean 18 degrees westward, It is the first building in the world to use a pre-cambered core with a built-in lean of 350 millimetres that has been engineered to straighten with the addition of the upper floors. It is also the first building in the world to use vertical post-tensioning of the core to counter movement and support stresses created by the building’s overhang. Built using some of the world’s most advanced construction techniques; Capital Gate’s prime purpose was to house the Grand Hyatt Hotel on the upper floors whilst leasing lower floors to high profile corporate clients.

Description of Ironmongery Specification
Silver Shore was faced with a complex design brief, which included satisfying the challenging requirement of both the hotel operator and the interior designer for the hotel section. We were also instructed by the developer and the architect to supply a minimalist design yet quality product for the shell and core corporate offices. Silver Shore from the outset addressed these expectations by assembling an exclusive team to work on this project. It was decided early on that Grade 316 stainless steel material in a reflective polished finish was appropriate for the hotel whilst a satin stainless steel finish was the ideal choice for the shell and core commercial office floors.

The Hotel
In cooperation with a designer in the UK, bespoke pull handles were specified for the front of house public areas of the hotel.

Similarly in line with Hyatt’s specification all guest room doors were fitted with concealed hinges, concealed closer's and concealed door retainers enhancing the modern yet minimalist design intent for the guest room. Drop down seals with an acoustic feature were also a requirement.

Timber and glass sliding doors were the preference of the interior designer for the spa and guest room areas. Silver Shore’s design brief was to work alongside the sliding door designer to specify and supply the appropriate concealed sliding door gear suitable for each sliding door.

The Offices
A minimalist yet functional and durable selection of ironmongery was proposed and specified in line with the architect’s vision.