Manchester, UK

Manchester Joint Hospital

Designing Sunlit Spaces

Sunlight can have both a very positive and negative effect on us. The warmth we feel and quality of the spectrum of light is hugely positive.  Glare on the other hand can leave us unable to work or relax. For the MJH project we designed the fabric shading system to eliminate glare without eliminating all the direct sunlight within the space.

  • Services

    Designing for Daylight

  • Sectors

    Daylighting

    Healthcare

  • Client

    Bovis Lend Lease

Annual Sunlight Analysis

At the time annual sunlight analysis and specifically in establishing glare was not being used in mainstream lighting design. The approach was test 12 different types of blind and through parametric modelling ascertain the scale and setting out of the blinds to eliminate glare without fully eliminating the sunlight.

render of the shading system 2nd atria shading system