Course 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.