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Aid Arc success at Aidex 2016

The Aid Arc provides a strong, rigid shelter, to keep families warm, dry and safe in the most inhospitable environments. Quick and easy to build, the Aid Arc empowers people to build their own shelter and progressively transform it into their long term home.
The Aid Arc is the latest innovation by UK company, Alfresco Arch. Their established range of arc shaped structures include animal shelters, vehicle arcs and classroom arcs dotted throughout the UK and beyond. Mark Panton, Design Director at Alfresco Arch said, “It was a natural progression for us to develop a structure for the aid sector. Our structures are strong, mobile and easy to build and we knew we could help those who needed shelter.”
The company's patented tensile arches provide a strong frame for the structure. The arc shape itself allows rain and snow to run off rather than build up. The wind rolls over the Arc rather than hitting it flat on and the structure has extreme seismic resilience.
The Aid Arc is designed to…

National Trust Install Classroom Arc for Outdoor Learning

The National Trust, New Forest site have now completed the installation of their first Classroom Arc.

The Arc provides the only permanent shelter in an otherwise exposed heathland site. It will be used for class room study, be decorated with Foxbury interpretation (wildlife, management work etc.) shelter during wet/windy weather for our events programme and a place for our volunteers/staff to have a break in the winter months.

Why an Arc? The team chose the Classroom Arc because of its rustic and attractive appearance, which complemented the
surrounding woodland it sits in at the Foxbury site. Jacob White, Community Range for the National Trust said: “We chose the Arc for three main reasons: Firstly, the aesthetics of the building fit perfectly into the
surrounding woodland, with wooden facing and a natural looking shape to the building – the Arc also mimics the shape of the dens children can build nearby. Secondly, the bespoke nature of the build means that the Arc could be made t…