Curved glass floating pool
This unique pool concept was created by Tony Freeman of Molnar Freeman Architects as a key feature in the expansion of the Bannisters brand on the south coast of NSW.
The cantilever pool end that floats above the entry to Bannisters Pavillion in Mollymook provides a memorable experience for hotel guests. Frameless glass panels reveal the movement and sparkle of the water which catches the eye. The surprise appearance of swimmers adds to the drama.
Bent and Curved Glass Pty Ltd (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 15 mm toughened glass could not be achieved to the tight radius proposed by the architect. BCG went to the unprecedented 4 layer structural laminated makeup in both curved and flat glass to achieve the finished thickness of 54.84mm.
The largest panel weighing in at 519 kg.
BCG accepted the technical challenge of bending 4 layers of 12 mm toughened glass as a matched set to the dimensional tolerances required for successful lamination.
It is projects of this type that present the opportunity to push the limits and develop new techniques. BCG has a history of taking on these challenges and learning in the process.
The experienced staff at BCG work closely with architects and designers to ensure the successful integration of curved glass onto all sized commercial and residential architectural projects throughout Australia.
Bent and Curved Glass Pty Ltd manufactures all forms of curved and custom flat glass for a broad range of architectural applications throughout Australia.Learn more