ApplicationsEarly Learning Childcare Centre
CharacteristicsGalvanized steel bracket system and prefabricated modular flashing with integrated insulation that ensures a 100% waterproof installation. The design permits installations up to 90° pitch, using fixed as well as venting skylights.
The Glenpark Early Leaning Centre in Greenock, west of Glasgow in Scotland provides care to 100 children between the ages of 3 & 4. Designed by Holmes Miller Architects, the building seeks to provide an inspiring environment for children and staff alike flooded with natural light and ventilation.
The architects selected VELUX Modular Skylights for the building for two reasons; firstly, the VELUX INTEGRA® system of in-built blinds provide efficient, reliable shade. Secondly the VELUX Northlight profile presents a slim profile and allows a fine aesthetic resolution. Seven Northlight 25 - 90° units were used with a total of 29 modules.
About Northlight 25 - 90°
VELUX Modular Skylights have been developed in close cooperation with the renowned architects from Foster + Partners. Together they have created an intelligent design that meets all international standards and requirements for commercial buildings.
Similar to VELUX Longlights, Northlights are strips of VELUX Modular Skylights. The characteristic upright design is primarily for installations that are directed towards indirect north light for soft and reflected lighting. The galvanized steel bracket system for fastening the module consists of two identical brackets and clamps in top and bottom, ensuring a precise and easy installation. The prefabricated modular flashing comes with integrated insulation and ensures a 100% waterproof installation and seamless integration between roof material and skylights.