Keppie throw open the doors to Ronald McDonald House
June 24 2015
Run by an independent charity Ronald McDonald House provides free accommodation within domestically scaled surroundings, in stark contrast to the institutional environment of the surrounding hospital.
An ‘industrial’ façade fronting Govan Road masks a light and airy interior and secluded courtyard, bounded by three brick wings finished in brick and slate punctured by large glazed openings.
David Ross, design director at Keppie, said: “It has been wonderful for us to work on such a worthwhile facility that is crucially important to the families who use it. Our aim was to create a building that addressed the sensitivities of its users who are reaching out for comfort, reassurance and respite at a very difficult time in their lives. With this design we feel we have really achieved the human scale and the nurturing “home from home” environment that we intended.”
Ceilings follow the external roofline to maximise volumes and inject a touch of drama to a communal lounge, kitchen and play area.
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