Hyatt Place Oceanfront
Rated one of the hottest hotels to open this summer by Forbes, the Hyatt is a 150,000 SF structure located along the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The hotel is a post-tensioned cast-in-place structure on a tight site between adjacent buildings. It is supported with pile foundations and consists of 13 levels and 140 keys. Modern amenities include social spaces, work spaces, a rooftop terrace, fitness center, a restaurant, and a combination of rooms and suites.
Building on the coast comes with resilient strategies. Having efficient and durable façade and high performance windows are just a few of the building approaches that are considered when building near the coast.
Using resilient wall systems to build in coastal areas can protect both the structural integrity of the building, but also eliminate the chance for flying debris to penetrate the walls. Concrete wall assemblies should be considered, where applicable, for the inherent strength against high winds. High winds also effect the windows. Losing a window in a high wind event could result in flooding or an even worse structural failure when the enclosure is comprised and pressures are increased inside the structure. When choosing windows, consider bendable glass which contains engraved micro-fissures to allow it to bend without shattering.