For the Tauernklinikum Zell am See project, discussions were held with the decision-makers in advance to discuss the wishes and requirements for sun protection. Our experts from the planning service for business customers - markilux project - gained an impression of the installation situation on site in order to be able to proceed with the design planning following the basic discussion. The hospital's inner courtyard was designed in collaboration with a landscape planner. Various awning systems and their advantages were presented so that a decision could be made on this basis. The pergola classic model was chosen. A four-bay and a single-bay system were installed.
Wind-stable shading solution for the staff/catering area
The background to the sun protection project was the desire to make the outdoor area of the hospital more attractive for employees. The large terrace offers a place of retreat for nursing staff and doctors. An awning system with greater wind and weather resistance was to be installed so that breaks could be even more relaxing and could be taken outside regardless of the weather. Under the protection of the pergola classic, you can not only enjoy the sunshine, but also the rain and wind. The model can be used up to wind strength 6 (wind resistance class 3). The markilux tracfix fabric guide, i.e. the lateral fabric guide without a gap between the fabric cover and guide track, also ensures better wind stability and a more attractive overall appearance of the pergola.
Optimum awning inclination for use in the rain
As the patio is also to be used in the rain, the pergola classic is also a good choice in this respect. The front support post of the pergola can be lowered between 20 and 40 cm depending on the size - either manually using a crank or with a motor. The inclination of the awning allows rainwater to run off better, turning the sun protection into a shelter in light rainfall.
Compliance with fire protection regulations
Special requirements often have to be met for public buildings. There were therefore criteria for the selection of the awning cover: the fabric cover had to be waterproof and flame-retardant to ensure a certain level of fire protection. The choice fell on the special perla FR fabric, which meets fire protection regulations for public buildings thanks to its special properties. The flame-retardant fabric complies with fire protection class B1.
Visual harmony: integration of the awning into the architecture of the building
An important selection criterion for the hospital management was the attractive appearance of the sun protection system. In addition to the awning model, the awning cover also had to blend in perfectly with the architecture of the building. The bright green of the fabric cover reflects the friendly, bright atmosphere of the mirrored building and sets itself apart from the concrete thanks to the color accent. In combination with the sun, the awning and façade create a beautiful ambience.