The scheme provides an architecturally outstanding addition to a forgotten corner of the hospital car park, and seeks to provide a calm and supportive environment to those affected by cancer.
The building form is highly bespoke, with a curved external form, signature external timber ‘fins’ and a rooftop garden to provide an oasis from the hospital environment. Expedition have been developing the structural proposals including a raking steel internal frame and the highly integrated façade steelwork. The building mixes a bold architectural form with a domestic character, with simple strategies for energy and embodied carbon, seeking to minimise the building’s impact whilst maintaining a low-tech and user friendly environment. A key structural challenge is to enable the complex form to be constructed in a way that minimises disruption and construction waste in the working hospital environment.
The scheme has received planning permission – read more in this Architects’ Journal article