Sub-Acute Facility, Springs
This healthcare facility designed during the Covid19 Pandemic, is targeting to be the first Net Zero Carbon healthcare facility in the country. It is located in the City of Ekurhuleni formally known as Springs. It uses the WELL green building rating as its technical base to inform healthy architectural space. A unique element of the building’s design is its 78 000 PET, community-assembled, bottle façade that acts as a solar shading device for the double glazing. This façade changes colour at night depending on the intensity of surrounding air pollution. This symbolically creates a building that acts as a beacon and warning of invisible health concerns such as climate change and air pollution.