FX Awards 2017: The Winners
Winner: New Cancer Centre at Guys Hospital
by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Stantec Architecture
Photo Credit: “Morley von Sternberg ”, “Ron Bambridge and FutureCity ”
Sponsored by Kronospan
This uplifting, human-scale and efficient 14-storey Cancer Centre consolidates 13 geographically dispersed units into one London location.
Stakeholder engagement resulted in radiotherapy suites being sited above ground – the first hospital in Europe to do so. This improves the user experience with naturally lit and ventilated waiting areas and access to balconies. Another innovation is the ‘Village’ model concept – several stacked villages, each with its own distinct visual identity, relate to a specific patient need or clinical function.
Public spaces are well-proportioned and naturally lit with access to biophilic landscaped terraces and external views, while hi-tech clinical spaces are softened with integrated art to reduce anxiety in patients.
The internal finishes’ palette references the industrial vernacular of London Bridge: exposed ducts with integrated lights create a modern, non-institutional aesthetic.
Colours are calm and neutral, while Gitta Shwiensteiger’s bespoke seating, Mariele Neudecker’s Hanging Gardens lift installations and Karen Marten’s pixelated mountains graphics all enhance the space.The judges said:
‘The designers have introduced non-institutional spaces with natural finishes and soft graphics to create a welcoming environment. Beautifully detailed interiors with inventive additions from the artists’
Finalists & judges' comments
The London Animal Hospital by alma-nac
‘Ingenious design to create a light, airy, professional and welcoming space on a very tight budget. Fun use of plywood and colour’
The Tango of Life by CHAINS interior
‘A great sense of flow is created in the layout, from patient consultation through to procedures’
Thailand Creative and Design Center by Department of ARCHITECTURE
‘Light and airy space with shelving and lighting creating intriguing texture in a very interesting space’
Jesus College West Court by Eve Waldron Design
‘Nicely detailed interiors that work very coherently with the new building’
Brookfield Institute, iBoost and School of Performance by Gow Hastings Architects
‘Innovative environment to inspire learners and facilitate interaction and collaborative working’
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab by HDR • Gensler • Clive Wilkinson Architects • EGG Office
‘Fresh and bold interiors make the most of light to act positively on occupants’
Bridge Community Church by Igloo Interiors
‘A design full of resonance and significance in every detail, appropriate to the experiential and personal message of the church’
NUBO by PAL Design Group
‘Lovely light and welcoming design. An ingenious set of welcoming spaces for children. Fun, light and inventive’
Global Academy UTC by Surface to Air Architects
‘An inspiring space that reflects both the brand and the heritage of the siteI. Impressive use of prefabrication.'