In hospitals and other healthcare facilities, the setting is a crucial component of the care experience – and this setting can be significantly enhanced thanks to glass. When chosen wisely, in accordance with the building’s specific context, glass can give patients and caretakers natural light, privacy and comfort, while combining energy efficiency and aesthetic impact. Here are some healthcare facilities where Guardian Glass helped create an inspired care environment for all occupants.
In this 340-bed Belgian general hospital, spaces are awash in natural light, thanks to a highly light-transmissive coated glass that allows occupants to enjoy daylight while staying shielded from excessive solar heat. They also have the opportunity to look through large windows, which offer them inspiring views of the city and its seaport.
The high-performance coated glass of its facade not only gives the building a unique and beautiful look, but it also helps reduce the load on HVAC systems and the need for artificial light.
This 100,000-square-meter healthcare complex is located in Istanbul, Turkey. When looking at it, the most striking feature is the massive roof-like structure that quilts over and unites the whole campus. Guardian Glass products helped the project’s architects make this roof lightweight and aesthetically pleasing, as well as limit the amount of solar radiation and heat passing through the glass.
The University of South Carolina Center for Health and Well-Being takes advantage of glass to combine privacy and transparency. Spaces, where confidentiality is crucial, are situated deeper within the building, while public places full of natural light line the perimeter.
The architectural team wanted to use as much glass as possible, in order to bring the natural landscape into the building and encourage connection with nature. This strong link between the interior and exterior has been created with the help of Guardian Glass’s triple-silver coated glass, which combines color neutrality, high light transmission and thermal performance.