Big glazed areas have been one of the building trends for several years now. This trend applies not only to vertical windows as large glazings are more and more often designed in pitched slopes. The FDY-V duet proSky roof windows from FAKRO come here as a perfect match. These are richly equipped double sash windows with increased axis of rotation. The upper sash is opened like a pivot window, while raised axis of rotation makes even a tall person easily walk up to the window edge. What is more, a bigger glazing area and more life-giving light were secured by combining these windows. They also provide a very good view to the outside and optically enlarge the space.
A very original solution was applied in the gable part of the roof, namely a ridge combination. It is the connection of roof windows on the opposite sides of the ridge. This combination of windows ensures the influx of light into the interior, creating a unique atmosphere within the attic. It offers unforgettable experience while observing the outstanding view of the sky. Due to the location of windows in the highest point of the room, electrically operated models in the wireless Z-Wave system were installed. This allowed for comfortable operation by means of a remote control, eg. to ventilate rooms.
Investment name: Local Centre for Integration and Social Services (Saint Jacek’s House)
Investor: Saint Jacek’s Roman Catholic Parish
Architectural studio: Atelier 8 Gliwice
Location: Gliwice, Poland
Completion: 2019 - 2021
Used FAKRO products: 19 x FDY-V U3, 10 x FTP-V P2, 2 x FTP-V P2 Z-Wave
*The Local Centre for Integration and Social Services was built thanks to European Funds as part of the Regional Operational Programme for the Silesian Voivodeship for the years 2014-2020. The idea of the programme is to integrate the long-term unemployed, disabled, addicted and homeless people into the labour market.