The competition area is located in the area of Perimeter building type which is a historically established type of densely located buildings, where the main buildings occupies the entire land area from the border with the adjoining land plot to the border with the other adjacent land (closed perimeter building type) or by departing from the adjoining land border not less than 4.3 m (open perimeter building type).
In the inner courtyard should be foreseen the access ramps, entrance ways and passage ways for fire-fighting equipment is at least 3.5 m and at least 4.25 m high (further information see in the paragraph 13.7).
According to the fire safety regulations, depending on either the building has U1a or U2a fire resistance rating, the minimum distance between U1a and U1a is 6 m, between U1a and U2a 7m, but between U2a ans U2a 8m.
BREEAM HEA 01 requirement: “95% of the floor area in each relevant building areas is within 7m of a wall which has a window or permanent opening that provides an adequate view out.
BREEAM defines an adequate view out as a view of a landscape or buildings (rather than just the sky) at seated eye level (1.2 – 1.3m) within the relevant building areas and should ideally be through an external window. A view into an internal courtyard or atrium will comply provided the distance from the opening to the back wall of the courtyard/atrium is at least 10m (therefore allowing enough distance for the eyes to refocus). The view cannot be an internal view across the room, as this is likely to become obstructed by partitions, filing cabinets etc.”