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Evelina Children's Hospital

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Hopkins Architects
location London
function hospital
contributed by davidb

No one likes a stay hospital; they can be grim places at the best of times. It's bad enough if your an adult, so imagine how much worse it must seem to a child! The client's brief for the Evelina Children's Hospital was to design a "hospital that doesn't feel like a hospital." Here the client took a big risk commissioning Hopkins; it was the practice's first health care building. Naturally they didn't disappoint. Accommodation is arranged in two parallel wings either side of a central linear atrium topped with a curved glasshouse. The northern block is higher to allow sunlight to penetrate the atrium and to take advantage of views over the adjacent Lambeth Palace Gardens. All the wards are glazed and enjoy views into the atrium and most of the circulation also looks into this central space. 100 beds are provided together with a 20 bed intensive care unit, three operating theatres and a MRI scanner. There's also a café and small school!

davidb says:
The large curved glass roof here is cleaned regularly by a gang of abseilers. Although I haven't seen it myself, several sources state that these guys dress up as super-heros (Spiderman, Superman etc) when they go to work in order to help cheer-up the kids!
Kingswinford, United Kingdom 14-Aug-13
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Evelina Children's Hospital
Public access unknown!
How to get there? The nearest tube stations are: Westminster (District, Circle & Jubilee lines), Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee & Northern (Charing Cross Branch)) and Lambeth North (Bakerloo line). All in Fare Zone 1. Bus services: 77 & 507.
Completion 2005
Floor area/size 16500 m2
Cost € 51875000,-
ArchitectHopkins Architects
structural engineerBuro Happold
technical engineerBuro Happold
building costs consultantDavis Langdon & Everest
project managerDavis Langdon & Everest
contractorMJ Gleeson
Client Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Project ID 11177
Latitude/Longitude 51°29'54N 00°07'07W
Contributed by davidb
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