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Bennetts Associates, Wessex Water Operations Centre, Bath

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The building was required to be an exemplar of environmentally sustainable architecture at every level. The external brises-soleil, made up of flat-rolled and bullnosed extruded aluminium, are fixed along the south and west facades to minimise solar gain throughout the year. The positioning of the blades was tested using an artificial sky and computer modelling, which allowed the design team to optimise internal daylight levels while reducing solar gain to levels that would allow the natural ventilation strategy to work during summer.

By using aluminium, the solar shading is lightweight and corrosion-free, while visually elegant - its thin, perforated profile does not impede the breathtaking views out across the surrounding countryside.

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