About the project
A stylish and unique ARC™ modular eco-building has been installed at Colchester Hospital after the Clinical Team specified a unit with an eclectic look that offered plenty of space. Now complete, the unit has opened up opportunities for patients to step away from a potentially busy hospital environment at a time in their lives when calmness and relaxation should be reflected in their surroundings. This can help improve the quality of life both for patients and their families.
Working closely with KLH Architects, the Green Unit provided an environmentally friendly and highly energy-efficient home for patients requiring palliative care. The striking ARC™ building is certainly an abstract work of art and not one that can be ignored. Natural light has a proven positive effect on both mental and physical well-being, and installing FAKRO roof windows within the unit helps patients and carers stay naturally comfortable and bathed in daylight.
What FAKRO products were used?
To complement the eco-friendly connection with the natural environment, the unit features two FTP-V P5 roof windows which have been used within a combination structure.
P5 is a very popular choice for those who prefer a more insulated option with its triple glazing offering a u-Value of 1.01 W/m²K.
Glass construction from outside to inside = 4HS-Tg10Kr-4HT-Tg8Kr-33.2T:
• 4mm toughened glass outer pane with an easy maintenance layer
• 10mm warm TGI spacer filled with inert Krypton gas
• 4mm centre pane which is toughened with a low-emission coating
• 8mm Warm TGI spacer filled with inert Krypton gas
• 6.2mm internal pane is an anti-burglary class of laminate 33.2 (class P2A, EN 356,1(B)1 wg EN 12600), complete with a low-emission coating
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