Bent and Curved Glass delivered a technically challenging swimming pool project featuring a frameless curved glass design at the Bannisters Pavilion hotel in Mollymook, NSW. The new hotel was built as part of the expansion of the Bannisters brand on the south coast of NSW.

Designed by Tony Freeman of Molnar Freeman Architects, the curved frameless glass pool features a cantilevered pool end floating above the entryway to the hotel. Providing a memorable experience for hotel guests, the pool end has frameless glass panels that reveal the movement and sparkle of the water and add to the drama.

Bent and Curved Glass (BCG) worked closely with the architects, the engineer, Wirra Wonga Consulting and the installation contractor, Ozea Group to determine the feasibility of the desired glazing solution.

The engineering requirement for 3 layers of 15mm toughened glass could not be achieved due to the tight radius proposed by the architect. BCG used the unprecedented 4-layer structural laminated makeup in both curved and flat glass to achieve the finished thickness of 54.84mm with the largest panel weighing in at 519kg.

BCG accepted the technical challenge of bending 4 layers of 12mm toughened glass as a matched set to the dimensional tolerances required for successful lamination.

Working with architects and designers, BCG continues to push the limits by developing new techniques to execute challenging curved glass projects at commercial and residential architectural properties throughout Australia.

Image: Bannisters Pavilion Curved Frameless Glass Pool