Irish hotelier Maldron Hotels opened its first hotel in the UK in Cardiff in 2011; a 12-storey, 216-bed scheme developed by Rush Developments. The hotel also consisted of a state-of-the-art business conference centre, restaurant and bar.

The hotel is a welcomed addition to the Cardiff skyline. The palette of high-quality materials of stone, green terracotta tiles and coloured glass panels sit comfortably with both the historic buildings of Cardiff’s Conservation Area and the more contemporary architecture of the near-by St David’s development.

T.I. Dynamic Facades worked closely with all parties throughout the facade design and tender process resulting in the successful installation of our Tonality clay terracotta rainscreen system.

TONALITY® has an extensive colour range and a wide selection of sizes which offer architects complete design flexibility.

For this project the Terracotta tiles were supplied in various shades of red & grey to a modular design of 300mm high x 1175mm long resulting in a stunning facade.

The Tonality system is geared towards ease and speed of installation and for this project the tiles were fixed onto the Classic BAS vertical continuous carrier rail.

Architect: White Ink

Main Contractor: McAleer and Rushe

Installer: Hynds Architectural

Products Used: Tonality

Date Completed: 2011