A healthy environment for both horses and their handlers by providing ample natural light and ventilation
Winter Farms is a private horse farm in Utah. The barn and arena were designed to create healthy environments for both horses and their handlers by providing ample natural light and ventilation.
Ventilation is important in horse barns and arenas to protect the health of the horses and even the handlers working with them. Supplying fresh air to rid the structures of odor, moisture and bacteria, in addition to regulating the indoor climate, is crucial to horse health.
The 21,000-square-foot arena includes 130 standard size VMS units in the Longlight configuration, and the 7,500-square-foot barn has 70 standard and custom VMS units in the Ridgelight configuration. Using VMS helped the project stay on-time and on-budget because it eliminates the need for worksite caulking, puttying, welding, soldering or glass cutting, processes that can be weather dependent. Both skylight systems include a high wind velocity and rain sensor package that will close the skylights if it senses climatic weather change, and the system has HVAC system integration capabilities for automatic climate control. The glass is tempered over laminated with an argon gas infill with LoE3 safety glazing for added fall protection.
Both the arena and barn were transformed into functional yet strikingly beautiful structures that also provide healthy living and exercise spaces for the horses.