CREDITS: 1.00 LU/HSW/SDCourse Description
The course illustrates a new hospital designed as a harmonious addition to a natural setting yet at the same time as an iconic, triangular-shaped landmark with imposing, oblique copper-clad sidewalls. Particular focus is given to the way the architects have ensured the building will deliver lasting energy-saving benefits and a reduced environment footprint. Course material includes a descriptive text, many photographs, technical drawings and a construction detail, all with accompanying legends. On completing the course, you will have gained in-depth information on how copper may be used in contemporary architecture.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
- Illustrate how the architectural design allows inmates and visitors to come into greater contact with nature.
- Identify the strategies adopted to exploit natural daylight to the full in all interiors.
- Explain how the use of natural vegetation contributes to reducing thermal load and the building’s environmental footprint.
- Illustrate, on the basis of the construction-detail drawing, the technologies implemented in the building.