Hotel 1231 in Torun is a place pulsating with soul and unusual history
The hotel is located in the center of the Old Town, on the grounds formerly belonging to the castle. The significance of the year 1231, embedded in its name, harks back to a pivotal moment when the knights of the Teutonic Order, led by Master Hermann von Balk, laid the foundation for the castle, which eventually evolved into the vibrant city of Torun we know today. The older part of the hotel complex is the restored Mill from the 13th century, while the one renovated served as a hospital for the sick and wounded in the 14th century. A connecting underground corridor not only facilitates movement but also serves as a captivating space for showcasing graphics and narrating the rich history of the edifice.
Style drawn from medieval books
The interior of Hotel 1231 is an eloquent blend of black and copper, harmonizing seamlessly with the warm red hues of the historic brick walls. Introducing a touch of modernity architectural concrete graces the spaces. No wonder, then, that the architects reached for Alufire joinery systems, which, thanks to their visual delicacy, fit perfectly into the restored interior of the hotel. The doors and partitions, thoughtfully selected, act as subtle complements, letting the historical charm shine through without overpowering the overall style of the space. Hotel 1231 invites visitors to step into a world where history and modernity coalesce, creating an unforgettable experience.
A seamless blend of Alufire’s products
Highlighting the features of the project, the Gin Bar’s restaurant area boasts a remarkable seamless angle wall incorporating the AVL EI60 system. This partition glazed wall stands out for its complete transparency, soundproofing capabilities, and simultaneous fire resistance.
In search of solutions from the Alufire catalog, it is also worth mentioning the SPA area. There, the architects decided to use non-fireproof, all-glass doors from the Neo Office Line system.
The project prioritizes safety with the incorporation of Alufire’s cutting-edge fire-resistant doors. These doors are compliant with fire resistance classes EI30 and EI60, offering effective protection against smoke spread as per Sa and S200 requirements. Beyond their fire-resistant qualities, these doors exhibit high acoustic parameters, crucial in spaces like underground passages and walkways.
In the hotel, it was also decided to use automatic flush bolts, rail door closers, integrated with door closing regulators, electromagnetic hold-openers, and reversible electric strikes, which are necessary in the access control system.