Wienerberger has provided glazed white bricks to match the coherent aesthetics of the Savoy Hotel. A British icon, the Savoy Hotel has been a popular hotspot for visitors to London for more than 120 years. With an aging Edwardian facade, architects, ReardonSmith, needed to give careful consideration to the materials and methodologies used in transforming the hotel.
In order to meet these strict criteria, Reardon-Smith turned to Wienerberger to provide a brick which was coherent with the aesthetics of the building, satisfied current building regulations and would last for generations to come. The White Glazed Imperial brick from Wienerberger fitted the bill perfectly, providing a unique aesthetic because of its reflective, glossy facade, and hardwearing nature.
Jim Ryan, from ReardonSmith said: “The brick throughout the restoration of the building varied in glaze and base colour dependant on the area of the building and its original construction. The original brickwork was also a specialist size and needed to be replicated. Wienerberger demonstrated it was flexible and adaptive enough to cope with these challenges and supplied a product which met performance, regulatory and aesthetic requirements.”