The Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville is a luxurious five-star hotel located in the historic center of the city. It was built in 1929 for the Ibero-American Exposition and is currently considered one of the most exclusive hotels in Spain. It has an impressive architecture and interior design which highlights the presumptuous and original woodwork throughout its envelope.
The property is managed by the renowned Marriott hotel chain, one of the most important worldwide. The administration has not hesitated to count on Grupo GUBIA for the renovation of its exterior carpentry. These are large natural iroko wood doorways made up of two folding leaves and fixed side panels. It adds a fixed top with carpanel arch with overlapping curved moldings. The project will superimpose on the new carpentry the existing visible window catchs of the current carpentry.
Details in the new carpentry of the Alfonso XIII Hotel
For its conformation, the profiles for the carpentry leaf in doors and fixed. They will be joined together by means of the machining performed in our workshops. As a strategy, holes will be added in the profiles to ensure ventilation of the glass chamber and avoid condensation. In the case of the frame profiles, they will also be joined with a thermoplastic rubber gasket to ensure watertightness. The glass will be fixed with gluing technology and then sealed to the wood on both sides.
All the carpentry of the Hotel Alfonso XIII will be finished externally with fungicide saturators applied in three sprayed coats, ensuring a high quality protection, with a durability of 5 years and preserving the natural appearance of the wood. Inside, the carpentry will be finished with an acrylic-aliphatic polyurethane varnish with fire resistance.
The existing frames will be reused as preframes to ensure watertightness and insulation, implementing the system according to PassivHaus standard, with the application of sealed membranes to avoid joints and cracks.
During the on-site execution operations, the objective is to dismantle the existing carpentry. This will allow the recovery of the interior/exterior moldings and curtain rails that are still in a good state of conservation, as well as all the original hardware. The elements can be fitted into the new joinery in order to preserve as much as possible the originality and authenticity of the whole in this interesting restoration process.
The restoration of carpentry in our work
Undoubtedly, an interesting challenge, being the restoration of the components of these windows an aspect to be combined with the most contemporary techniques in our workshop. We are pleased to undertake this work, applying our knowledge and labor in the necessary maintenance process of this property, which requires the updating of its constructive elements, in this case, its carpentry. Stay tuned for more information on the progress of this project.