The Contemporary Façade at Bridgeway Hotel


Stylish & Modern Inspiration That Restored the Charm of Bridgeway Hotel

Single and double glazed façades come with numerous options for colours, finishes and structural configurations – providing endless potential for designers. Here, we look at contemporary façades visually and technically; and how the architect’s façade choices contributed to the incredible transformation of the Bridgeway Hotel.


The Bridgeway Hotel is promoted as having great food, service and atmosphere. It now has the aesthetic appeal to match! Bridgeway was built in the 1960s, and its last refurbishment was over 10 years ago. The new-look brings the hotel into the 21st century, and it has restored the charm of the hotel’s heyday.

During the eight-month-long refurbishment, Bridgeway Hotel was completely refurbished to make way for a contemporary and vibrant beer garden. The beer garden hosts a bar, a massive seven-metre screen, and ample seating.

What makes the design stand out is the innovative use of natural ventilation and daylighting.



Danpal Seamless Façade System with white Danpalon® 3DLite panels were used at Bridgeway Hotel, contributing to the incredible transformation of the space. The unique product 3DLite feature a combination of transparent and opaque internal louvres inside the panel, creating unique visual and thermal transmission properties. The 22mm deep panel structure provides visual transparency from certain angles while still maintaining exceptionally low solar transmission levels.

The contrast between the external facades and charred timber are eye-catching and bold. These are complemented by pastels and greenery inside. The contrasting materiality creates a vibrant backdrop for Bridgeway’s live events.


Given the amount of time we all spend indoors, improving the quality of indoor environments is a must. Quality polycarbonate façades (whether single or double glazed) address the six key aspects of indoor environmental quality enhancement;

  • Natural light
  • Natural ventilation
  • Temperature
  • Outside views
  • Colours and design
  • Limited ambient noise

Bringing the outside to an inside space improves happiness, health and reduces energy costs.




• Archlovin. Bridging Dry Creek is Contemporary Indoor-outdoor Beer Garden in Adelaide -Danpalon Seamless Facades with white 3D Lite panels were used at Bridgeway Hotel; 2019.
• Schiavello. Bridgeway Hotel; 2020.

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