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Sheraton Miramar Hotel, Viña del Mar, Chile

The Project
Located 100 km to the north of Santiago, the Sheraton Miramar Hotel is embedded in a rock face, offering spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

With an investment of $30 million, Sheraton Miramar has eight floors, 142 rooms, five convention centres, five boardrooms, one business centre, three swimming pools, one gymnasium, one restaurant, one bar, one cafeteria and 383 parking spaces.

The hotel is built in the shape of a horseshoe, to ensure all rooms can enjoy the sea view. The client requested a transparent façade, with high daylight transmittance and a green colour, which matches that of the sea and also has a good shading coefficient. As the hotel is near the shore surrounded by rocks, solar control was a “must.”

For these reasons, Pilkington EverGreen™ High Performance Tinted float glass was the product of choice. It achieved the architect’s requirements of increased daylight transmittance, low reflection and a uniform appearance. Pilkington EverGreen™ was installed in insulating glass units (IGUs) with Pilkington Optifloat™ Clear float glass.
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Project Details
Address
Av. Marina N 15, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Chile
Opening Date
2006
Building Type
  • Hotel
About the Architect/Installer
Architect
Alemparte, Barreda & Associates
Installer
Façade builder: Tecma S.A.; Contractor: Sigro