The UK Hydrographic Office located in Taunton, UK, is a 11,000 square foot office space, that incorporates the development of multiple office spaces with a central atrium area, a place for employees to relax, collaborate and communicate. The project was built and designed by BAM Construction and AHR Architects in 2019.
VELUX Modular Skylights system was chosen because it provided an innovative lighting and ventilation strategy, by minimizing the building's energy use for both lighting and temperature regulation.
Atrium Longlight solution is the modular skylight from VELUX, used in this project, and it provides great daylighting design for spaces that have large and open atriums. These modular skylights can be combined to create a large glass roof.
For better results, it's recommended to use either mono-pitched Longlights at a low angle or Ridgelight at 5° for maximum daylight, and Ridgelights 25-40° with venting modules for optimum thermal comfort.
Atrium Longlight is ideal for the construction of large, glazed roofs, it's easy, fast, and secure to install and has great design flexibility.