A bespoke Integr8 180C shutter system from Charter Global has been specified at the Brighton i360 project, a new landmark attraction. The project involves replacing the west pier with a new tourist attraction, the tallest moving observation tower in the world - at 162m high.
The Brighton i360 tower is on the sea front overlooking the historic west pier. This presents a classic challenge for designers of the beach building at the base of the tower. The vast expanses of glazing require protection from the sea and wind, and security for the building out of hours. It was important that the building design is not affected by the requirement for shutters and the shutter mechanism must be completely concealed when in the raised position.
Working closely with the architect, contractor and window manufacturer designs are currently being developed with a bespoke Integr8 180C shutter system where the shutter cannot be seen and co-ordinates with the glazing system to provide protection to the whole façade.