Scope: Electrical and lighting design, daylight analysis and BIM management
Project type: Healthcare
Location: Árborg, Iceland
Year: 2018 - 2019
Size: 4.100 sq. m
Client: Velferðarráðuneytið / Árborg municipality
Architectural design: Urban / Loop
Engineering: Verkfræðistofa Reykjavíkur
Landscape architects: Hornsteinar
Breeam assessor: Efla
General contractor: ...
Photography: Renderings in courtesy of Urban architects
Hjúkrunarheimilið Árborg is and elderly care home located in south Iceland. The intention of the architectural design is to form a homey atmosphere with an emphasis on the building occupants and their well being.
Therefore, the lighting goal is to provide health improvement and a sense of well-being to residents, but also to optimize the performance of the medical staff. Meanwhile, to provide the staff with a pleasant experience during and after the working hours, by reducing the clinical feeling and creating a more homey environment through the application of biologically effective lighting solutions.
The design approach follows the criteria and requirements of environmental classification system BREEAM. The project aims to achieve a rating of 'Very Good'.