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Work commences on Keppie designed home for the families of sick children

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August 18 2014

Work commences on Keppie designed home for the families of sick children
Work has begun on a new Keppie designed amenity and accommodation space for the families of sick children at South Glasgow Hospital Campus, to replace existing premises at Yorkhill.

Built on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities adjacent to the new children’s hospital the building takes the form of three white brick components under slate pitched roofs, each connected to the other by glazed openings.

Interior spaces follow the profile of the external roofline to maximise drama, light and space to communal areas.

David Ross, design director at Keppie, said:  “It is an honour for us to work on such an important and cherished facility for the families of sick children during a difficult and stressful time in their lives. Healthcare buildings have a traditional logic and function but often it’s at the expense of finding a humanising perspective. This design aspires to a far greater proximity between the two.”

Completion is expected by summer 2015.

3 Comments

A Local Pleb
#1 Posted by A Local Pleb on 18 Aug 2014 at 13:10 PM
This looks better than their usual fare!
Pete
#2 Posted by Pete on 20 Aug 2014 at 02:07 AM
Looks like Keppie have been copying NORD!
Barbara
#3 Posted by Barbara on 20 Aug 2014 at 14:41 PM
#2 I think you could say that designers at Keppie have possibly taken reference from a Nord scheme, or in fact many, many other Architects who have ever used concrete/brick/zinc/pitched roofs. It reminds me personally of a scheme by Alison Brooks.

So what if people take reference from Nord, they produce great work. We should all be aspiring to that level of design!

Another interesting visual from Keppie. Looking forward to the finished article!

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