Wind comfort analysis
From ground-level patios and walkways to rooftop restaurants—plus all the balconies and terraces in between, outdoor spaces are often a focal point of many projects. The complex interaction between changing weather, the project form, and neighbouring structures can create unwelcome wind conditions that make spaces uncomfortable or even unsafe.
Don’t wait until the zoning stage to discover wind-microclimate issues that can compromise design or add unwanted costs and delays to your project.
Why wind comfort analysis matters
Early-stage wind comfort will make the vision of bustling spaces a reality. It allows for improvements when change is easy—and more affordable. Early wind comfort analysis helps deliver great outdoor experiences by:
- Keeping projects on time and budget by avoiding surprises during zoning approvals
- Ensuring outdoor spaces and amenities can be used for their intended purposes
- Preventing unsafe gusts and unwelcome buffeting
- Considering seasonal wind patterns to extend availability and usability
What users are saying
A global property developer recently used Orbital Stack to provide a clearer visual of a redesigned project. The wind analysis strengthened their understanding before the entitlement process and clarified their ask of the architect responsible for creating the outdoor spaces in the development.