THE UK’S FIRST INNOVATIVE GLASS FAÇADE

Construction work on the Duke of York restaurant in London’s Duke of York Square has been in full swing since 2017. The spectacular design was created by NEX Architecture and won the New London Architecture Award in the Hotels and Hospitality category.

The new Duke of York Restaurant with its impressive descender fronts is a modern building that masterfully blends in with the historical surroundings. Its spiral structure visually extends the listed wall that encloses the former residence of the Duke of York. While it makes a strong architectural statement that stands out, it still strikes a harmonious balance between old and new.

THE PLACE TO BE

As soon as the morning sun rises above the skyline of London, the descender fronts, which make up most of the building’s façade, disappear silently into the ground, turning the interior into a covered outdoor terrace that is open to all sides.

GIGANTIC DIMENSIONS

The window units consist of three HIRT descender fronts that boast impressive dimensions. Each element is 8115 mm long and 2950 mm high with a radius of 8000 mm and a weight of 2000 kg.

The Duke of York Restaurant acts as a trend-setter for the UK architectural scene and already caused a stir ahead of its official opening in autumn 2019. We at HIRT swiss descending windows are proud to be involved in this project with our sales partner Kolleger Metallbau.