3 March 2023
Clock View Hospital recognised for enduring value
Clock View Hospital has won the Healthcare category at the Architecture Today Awards 2022.
The Architecture Today Awards were created specifically to draw attention to projects that demonstrate timelessness and ongoing design excellence.
Only considering projects that have been in use for at least three years, but looking for projects that have been around for much longer than that, they recognise architecture that demonstrates an ongoing record of delivering on environmental, functional, community and cultural promises.
In his adjudicating remarks, RIBA President Simon Allford described the project as on that "connects well with its neighbours, presenting a welcoming white-yet-warm domestic architecture that has an appropriate civic presence that both welcomes visitors and helps to calm residents. Its well planted gardens have matured beautifully and offer delight to all who pass through and by.”
Peter Bishop, the former director of Design for London, said that “if any form of architecture can transform the quality of life then it is in the medical sphere. The judges were particularly impressed by the attention given to the experience of friends and relatives visiting the hospital. The step change from the previous building was remarkable. This is the architecture of dignity and humanism.”
Recognition of projects designed for flexibility and adaptability, that respond to changing models of care, and that have an enduring legacy in the wellbeing of both patients and staff, is a very welcome development in the awards prgram for the AEC industry.