A custom acoustic window framing system from EDGE Architectural Glazing Systems was specified for the new Mayfair Hotel in Adelaide as a noise reduction solution.

Located in the heart of the CBD, the Mayfair, Adelaide’s newest five-star boutique hotel opened in early 2015, and has since developed a strong reputation for style, luxury and service. The hotel features 170 individual rooms and suites, as well as meeting and function halls, a gym, a business centre, two restaurants and a rooftop bar.

The original edifice of the new Mayfair Hotel was constructed in 1934 for the Colonial Mutual Life Society, featuring a strong and imposing structure, complete with recessed Romanesque detailing and rooftop gargoyles. One of Adelaide’s most iconic buildings, it was heritage listed as a structure of significance in 1984.

Designed by JPE Design Studio, the new Mayfair Hotel maintains the building’s original exterior while incorporating a new glass ‘jewel box’ feature on the southern side. A visually distinct yet functionally intertwined structure, the jewel box is a stunning addition to the hotel. For the hotel’s interior, JPE worked with designers Bates Smart to deliver a distinctive 1930s glamour with features such as a spiralling black steel staircase dominating the atrium, wrought-steel feature windows and comfortable old armchairs.

Located on two of Adelaide’s busiest streets, the Mayfair was exposed to considerable noise, which needed to be mitigated as a priority. EDGE worked with JPE and local fabricator Aluco to design a custom acoustic window framing system for all the windows. Featuring two separately-glazed planes of glass around a 100mm air gap, the EDGE suite ensures significant noise reduction through each of the many windows. The frames are also anodised bronze to match the original building’s appearance, resulting in a visually appealing acoustic solution for the windows.

Image: Style and performance at the Mayfair Hotel