Design Awards 2011
New Stobhill Ward Extension
Reiach and Hall Architects
Winner: Design Award
In addressing the design for New Stobhill Hospital’s Ward Extension, we have made a deliberate effort to plan the building as a simple, clearly expressed form. The aim is to achieve a layout which is not only ‘legible’, but will derive much of its architectural quality from the careful consideration and detailing of the external skin.
The three storey / 6000m2 Ward Extension, to the New Stobhill Hospital, contains:
• An OPD Clinic
• 12 “23 Hour” beds to extend the use of the existing Day Surgery to include more complex operations and an evening list.
• A small education/seminar suite available for meetings, conferences etc.
• Two 24 bed rehabilitation wards. Half of the beds are provided in single rooms and half in multi-bed wards to enable a choice of accommodation for the expected age and condition of patients.
Externally the most striking feature of the design is perhaps the window bays – to single bed rooms. These provide strong modelling to the facades, giving a meaningful contrast to the main hospital building by means of a clear expression of the different function of the space.
Day and Dining Rooms are separated from the circulation and each other only by a timber screen. The screen not only gives a sense of privacy, but allows casual observation from the staff base nearby.
The court is finished in an off white render, a direct response to the adjacent accommodation, where people may be resident for a number of weeks.