The first resort of its kind in Ireland, featuring a signature Subtropical Swimming Paradise. Kingspan supplied the water pumps and wastewater treatment systems that run the water park as well as the insulated panels that form the building envelope.
Location: Peterborough, UK
Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Photography: Martine Hamilton Knight
The two-storey office building was designed in accordance with Passive House principles – a set of five rigorous guidelines employed to help new build projects achieve maximum energy efficiency. Because this approach dictates the use of minimal space conditioning,
British Sugar decided to house their heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) units under the RMG600 raised access floor system.
A range of flooring finishes were specified throughout the building. The Comms Room was fitted with bonded resilient finishes, taking advantage of the anti-static qualities, while the offices were carpeted. porcelain finish was installed with screw-down panels to ensure no movement or cracking.
The real innovation in finishing can be seen in the buildings central atrium, a space designed to harness natural daylight and minimise the need for powered lighting, where Attiro European Oak veneer engineered timber flooring was chosen.
6 Great Marlborough Street forms part of Manchester’s rich industrial heritage. The five-story, red-brick building was once part of the city’s thriving textile industry and sits within Little Ireland, the earliest area of Irish settlement within Manchester. Sheppard Robson’s sensitive restoration plans make a feature of the historic building fabric, exposing the original brickwork and beams internally, whilst incorporating more contemporary elements such as building services and modern windows.
Atlanta’s The Met is an over 100 year old warehouse recently converted to multiuse spaces for entrepreneurs and artisans. The original warehouse, owned by a co-founder of the Coca-Cola Company, has had many uses in its history including distribution for the military during World Wars I & II. Today, the structures have been converted to include office space, art studios, and public use spaces to bring the community together.
As part of this redevelopment, the property underwent renovations to the roof – including replacing the original glass skylights. Over time, the skylights had degraded causing leaks and poor quality lighting inside. Kingspan Light + Air provided modern, polycarbonate skylights to provide high performance for the future.
The prismatic polycarbonate skylights allow ample light to enter the space, diffusing the spaces with natural light, without sacrificing thermal performance in the warm Atlanta sun.
When the Indianapolis Zoo was given a $10 million grant, the one condition for using it was that it needed to implement an initiative that benefits the community’s goal of long-term sustainability. The result? The zoo’s bicentennial pavilion, which hosts a wide range of events and is protected from weather by our U-Lite™ canopy system. Modeled after a lush rain forest, and crafted primarily from natural materials, the space houses 11 “pods” for up to 1,000 seated attendees and is the perfect environment for the Macaws presentation it currently hosts. The canopies allow for 100% collection of rainwater, which percolates into an aquifer as opposed to being discharged to city sewers, achieving the sustainability goals and requirements for the project.
Applications: Hurricane Zones, Hotels Exterior, Recreation and Entertainment Exterior, Hotels, Recreation and Entertainment
When Plant City’s beloved, nearly 50-year-old community center was damaged during Hurricane Irma, the difficult decision was made to demolish the aging center and build a more modern, resilient one in its place. The goal was to build a lasting facility that, like the one before it, will provide a safe and welcoming place for the Plant City community to come together. With this vision in mind, the city partnered with The Lunz Group to design a vibrant, new community center that’s dedicated to sustainability and weather preparedness, and that future generations will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
Scotland’s first dedicated design museum blends architectural expression with energy conscious design. Home to curiosity, innovation and learning, the £80m building is situated on the edge of the majestic River Tay.
Commissioned by Dundee City Council, the iconic landmark is the first building in the United Kingdom that has been designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and was built by BAM Construction. The visually-striking structure provides a new social and cultural hub, comprising 1,650 m2 of exhibition space connected to the historic riverfront. Inspired by Scottish cliffs, the angular form of V&A Dundee immediately demands attention.
The building also celebrates the best in energy efficient design achieving a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Rating. Kingspan utilised the air source heat pumps in combination with geothermal energy to improve energy conservation. The V&A features thirty 200-metre deep bore holes to heat and cool the building. To ensure rainwater is effectively channelled off the flat roof, Kingspan’s tapered roofing design team created the detailed layout and specification for the final roof insulation scheme. These solutions address the potential heat loss from the museum’s expansive flat roof and also provide drainage management to prevent long-term maintenance issues. All three Kingspan Insulation products installed at the museum have been assigned the highest possible BRE Green Guide Summary Rating of A+.
On the second-floor circulation, foyer and galleries, Kingspan Access Floors supplied an RMG600 medium grade system for the museum. Finished with Attiro magnetic engineered timber flooring, this provides a high specification overlay finish with the benefits of a functional design which allows for easy access to the service void below. With 500,000 visitors expected in the first 12 months, the flooring solution also ensures durability.
University of Georgia, Ramsey Student Center, Athens, GA, Guardian 275® Hip Ridge Skylight (Replacement/Retrofit)