Formica Group brings a vibrant identity to a school with energy efficient rainscreen cladding

When Ellis Williams Architects (EWA) were appointed to undertake the design of Barrow Hall Primary School, they consulted with the school and local authorities to develop a design that avoided the pitfalls of existing building stock.

With consideration to occupant comfort and the energy efficiencies, EWA specified VIVIX® by Formica Group for the rainscreen cladding.

The application of VIVIX panels to the exterior helped meet the brief for the build to incorporate minimal mechanical ventilation; while also establishing a distinctive aesthetic character for the school buildings.

VIVIX panels offer multiple moisture shedding pathways so that buildings stay dry and well-insulated. When used as part of a rainscreen ventilated system, VIVIX panels can contribute to a building’s thermal efficiency.

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