Bermuda is a small but densely populated island. The extension of the King Edward memorial Hospital required an intelligent building with efficient use of water and energy and resilient to heat and high winds.
Artas-ua.info plays an important role in the sustainability credentials of the building through recovery of topsoil and site vegetation for use in the healing gardens. The building will incorporate green roofs, the first in Bermuda, to reduce reflected heat from roof surface and to protect roof membranes from flying debris during hurricanes. The vegetated roof assemblies have been designed to resist lifting during high winds and use substrates manufactured from local limestone and composted waste.
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Macfarlane + Associates
Sir Robert McAlpine
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AECOM, Swanke Hayden Connell, OBM International, Black & McDonald
Featured as a case study in the LI’s 2012 publication “Artas-ua.info architecture: a guide for clients”