The dental surgery center also features a green sloping sedum roof that follows the topography of the site and a range of photovoltaic panels that produce renewable energy used by the lights and machines. The architect worked very hard to balance the patients’ requirement for privacy with the practitioners’ need for an airy light-filled workspace — they decided to let natural light come in through skylights, while big airy windows provide calming views of the green countryside to inspire tranquillity.
The clinic’s interiors are made from panelled birch plywood with continuous rubber floors. They have been insulated within another local, biodegradable material – sheep’s wool – which brings warmth to the building while creating a close connection to the project’s beautiful and green setting.
Photos © Joakim Boren