The anti-pathogenic attributes of surfaces or materials already captured the attention of some architectural and engineering projects long time ago. However, under the current circumstances caused by a global pandemic that has brought to light the weaknesses of our lifestyle, which affect us at all levels (social, economic, work, family…), there is need for a change that will be decisive when deciding on project design and execution.
We all know that there are many facilities requiring a deeper cleaning and hygiene standard. We just need to think for a few seconds and some of them come quick to our minds: food industry, laboratories, industrial kitchens, pool wet areas, school canteens, hospital facilities, bakeries, supermarkets, butchers and many others. They all need a higher health and safety standard due to their use.