Taking full advantage of extensive views across St Brelade’s Bay on the Channel Island of Jersey are curved and straight clear glass balconies by Balcony Systems for the prestigious award-winning Chateau Valeuse apartments.
Designed by Jersey-based Naish Waddington architects and built by AC Mauger Construction, Chateau Valeuse took third place in the ‘Best Large-Scale Development’ category at the Jersey Design Awards.
Offering tremendous design options for larger external balconies and balustrading projects, the system’s elegant aesthetics complement the building’s 1930s streamlined architectural style.
Clear glass balustrades – a key design element
For the architects at Naish Waddington, clear glass balustrading was a key design element. ‘The strong semi-circular balconies are sculptural, dramatic and functional. The horizontality of the South Elevation is emphasised by the continuation of these balconies which span towards the central element. Chateau Valeuse is a calm, refined, modernist building, set within a landscape that evokes its seaside setting’.
Cost-effective frameless glass
Project Architect Bruno Francisco commented: “Balcony Systems was able to provide a cost-effective frameless curved balustrading solution to ensure uninterrupted sea views. We were able to achieve this with semi-circular projecting balconies using the handrail as the structural tie without the need for vertical intermediate posts”
Curved and straight
Managing Director of Balcony Systems, Effi Wolff said: “As this impressive project shows, curved or straight panels, or a combination of both, can deliver the architect’s vision for an aesthetically-driven balustrading solution that is as visually stunning as it is practical.”