Evelina Children's Hospital is a wonderful place in London. What's more, Hopkins Architects managed to construct it at the same cost per square foot as any of the other mediocre to down-right awful healthcare institutions.
It makes you wonder, especially if you know that the architects had no previous experience in designing a hospital.
Have a further read here www.hughpearman.com/articles5/evelina.html. It is a very interesting commentary. Or watch the interview with RIBA below.
There are more of these wonderful buildings out there. I used to work at the Central Manchester and Manchester Chrildren's University Hospitals (UK). Their new hospital is equally amazing and they run a very good Arts & Health programme by Lime Art.
If you know of any other great hospitals, please tell us. You can leave your thoughts in the comment section or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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