Mahana Condos Case Study: FRP, Aluminum Monumental Doors Provide Ocean Front Solution
Project: Mahana at Kaanapali
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Architect: Fred N. Sutter and Associates
Special-Lite Products Used: SL-15, SL-16, SL-17, SL-19, SL-20FR
On the western shores of Maui in the Aloha state of Hawaii, the resort known as Mahana at Kaanapali consists of two hospitality towers, 12 stories each.
For short-term stays in this popular vacation spot, the resort offers spectacular ocean-front views and luxurious one-and two-bedroom suites.
Each suite features floor-to-ceiling windows with aluminum framing finished in Dark Bronze.
They also include open-air entrances consisting of a Side Stile Aluminum Door with accompanying framing and sidelite. Special-Lite SL-15 Aluminum Monumental Doors were used for all entrances to these suites.
All doors and sidelites were finished with a matching Dark Bronze Anodized Finish to provide a cohesive appearance,
Glazing is made up of a 1-inch assembly consisting of ¼-inch clear tempered solar reflective glass, a ½-inch Dark Bronze metal spacer, and a ¼-inch Santa Fe figured tempered glass to give it a broken mirror effect. It also created a designer privacy motif.
Nintey-six Special-Lite SL-20FR Doors with a stainless steel casing and fire rating were installed throughout the property to meet the need for fire separations while still achieving the intended design appearance. Since FRP is available in various colors, it provides designers with a wide range of options. In utility settings such as those near waste-collection locations, more robust FRP/Aluminum Hybrid Doors were used.
Different types of doors using aluminum, stainless steel, and FRP facing provided a durable solution for different areas of this busy hospitality facility while still meeting the desired design and appearance.
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