Vista Systems Breaking New Ground in Puerto Rico’s Tropical Modernism

Vista Systems Breaking New Ground in Puerto Rico’s Tropical Modernism

Glazing Contractor successfully tackles architectural challenges obtaining global recognition with the Perla Restaurant Project


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CAROLINA, Puerto Rico, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Vista Systems Inc., a specialist in glass and aluminum products, recently obtained global acclaim by U.S. Glass Magazine, the #1 Architectural glass industry publication. Vista Systems caught U.S. Glass’ attention through the completion of an astonishing project within La Concha hotel.

Originally designed by internationally renowned architect Mario Salatori, the Perla Restaurant, the jewel of La Concha hotel and a historical landmark, is shaped like a seashell featuring large sheets of glass which “keep” the chevron structure open.

“The design was one of the biggest challenges we have tackled,” said Claudio Reck, President of Vista Systems. “Each 600-pound glass panel was individually shaped, cut to fit perfectly and placed by hand. But even before starting the project, finding the right glass manufacturer to create the various one of a kind sheets of glass took us over 6 months and we finally found a glass manufacturer in Singapore who could fabricate the glass for us,” said Reck.

Perla is truly a marvel with exquisite details such as eight hand-blown Murano glass lamps, designed by Jorge Rossello whose vision was complimented by Reck’s work.

“Working on demanding and highly creative projects is not uncommon for Jorge Rossello Interior Designers and Space Planners, however, what is a true pleasure is to find partners who have the same level of dedication and professionalism,” said Interior Designer Jorge Rossello who created a new vision for Perla. “Claudio and his team shared our vision and passion and that made a positive impact on the successful renovation of Perla.”

Growth during a Difficult Economy

Vista Systems has continued a steady growth rate even in times of economic slowdown. The company currently employs 30 people and has on its project roster a series of new architectural challenges, among them, an elliptical dome with 8,000 square feet of laminated green glass for the Museo del Nino in Carolina. The dome is being assembled on-site 45 feet off the ground and it is a first of a kind structure in Puerto Rico.

An additional project that has won acclaim is the Marriott Aruba Hotel. “This was a logistical challenge, first because it was not in Puerto Rico, but also because the glass was not going to arrive on time, thus we used temporary glass and then replaced it with the permanent glass when it arrived,” said Reck. “We do what needs to be done to fulfill our commitment with our customers.”

Additional Highlights of Vista System’s “A” List of Projects

— Caribe Hilton Business Center – Hurricane resistant storefront (completed April 2009)

— Paseo Caribe Canopy – Fan shaped canopy with translucent white glass (completed January 2009)

— Conservatorio de Musica – Oval shaped canopy with translucent gray glass (completed May 2009)

— Pall Pharmaceutical Cafeteria – Hurricane resistant storefront with blue reflective glass (completed November 2008)

Although Vista Systems focuses on large-scale projects, it has also earned great esteem among showcase home designers and has enhanced remodeling projects, adding new dimensions to many private residences and businesses in Puerto Rico.

About Vista Systems:

Vista Systems, Inc. is dedicated to providing special glass and aluminum technology not readily available in the local market. The company is committed to providing superior service and quality. Operations were started 20 years ago with Four Seasons Greenhouses of PR. In 1999, Vista Systems was incorporated to further service the specialty glass and aluminum market. Among its services Vista Systems offers glass and aluminum products of superior quality as well as technologically advanced windows, doors, sunrooms, skylights, and related products that are unique in some way. Vista Systems’ Showroom is located in Carolina, PR. For more information, visit www.vistasystemspr.com.

SOURCE Vista Systems Inc.

Vista Systems Breaking New Ground in Puerto Rico’s Tropical Modernism