New QEII Hospital
Part of a bold new generation of local NHS facilities, this building responds to its verdant surroundings through the integration of gardens and natural, tactile materials. Working with the arts consultant Art in Site, we chose two artists to develop works that would instil comfort and confidence in patients and staff.
David Tremlett has transformed the triple-height atrium with his 4 Levels 29 Forms for Atrium. This vibrant patterned mural has also informed our wayfinding strategy and interior design in the building.
Our strategy is to use artists’ work to decorate objects and surfaces built into the building to provide reassurance to the patient from the very fabric of the hospital as a place where care and attention are embedded in the culture. Louisa Williams, Art in Site
Charlotte Mann created six different designs which reflect net curtains seen in local houses. She developed Amanda, Lily and Monica, and following analysis of airflow and structural integrity the designs were translated into laser-cut stainless steel screens. These are used on the building’s exterior as security elements, while similar elements printed on vinyl have been applied to windows for privacy.
Charlotte also created 49 The Wade – a mural using acrylic marker, outside one of the hospital’s meeting rooms.