the rybka difference
High-security residential healthcare facility.
Client: The State Hospital
Architect: Macmon Architects
The Carstairs State Hospital is a high-security mental health care facility designed to accommodate 144 patients. The facility and its grounds, which covers an area of 19,000sqm, provides a range of services for the patients including therapeutic, vocational, social and physical activities.
Rybka were appointed as mechanical, electrical and environmental engineers to provide site wide and individual building consultancy advice and design solutions.
Sustainable engineering solutions for the proposed re-development included a biomass-based centralised heat generating plant, solar-thermal collectors for the pre-heating of the domestic hot water and rain-water recycling for WC flushing.
Photo credit. Macmon architects