The project developer incorporated a novel and innovative rooftop sports facility, utilizing valuable rooftop space for sports. BlueLay, a stone wool product, is non-combustible and acts as a natural fire barrier with a high melting point (> 1000 °C), meaning it does not contribute to a fire. The water retained in the BlueLay increases fire resistance because water is cold and something only burns when it’s hot. Water seals off a burning object from air, and fire needs oxygen from the air to burn.
- A sand-infill turf with BlueLay can be classified as B-Roof (T4), according European classification and UK classified as EXT.F.ACD.
- Adding the water retaining BlueLay shockpad and reusing stormwater makes this building a perfect example of how cities can be built more resilient