Marche-en Famenne , Belgium
Retirement homes are subject to very strict fire safety regulations. Timber façade cladding may not seem the most obvious choice, but thanks to the fire-retardant solutions for timber and panels from Lemahieu Fire Protection® more and more architects are deciding to use timber.
Architect: Etau Architects
Wood type: LDCwood® ThermoWood® Pine
Durability class: Class 1
Etau Architects used ThermoWood® pine from LDCwood for nursing home Couillet. It was treated with fire-retardant by Lemahieu Fire Protection® to achieve the required reaction to fire classification.
The combination of three different profiles creates a vertical interplay of lines on the façade.