The South Glasgow Hospital Campus development involves the expansion of one hospital and the construction of two new hospitals to create one of the largest hospital complexes in Europe. The new South Glasgow University Hospital and Royal Hospital For Sick Children will deliver a truly gold standard of healthcare. We delivered a fabric ceiling and interior fabric cladding.
Working again in conjunction with Nightingale Associates and Brookfield Multiplex, Fabric Architecture have recently completed the installation of the fabric ceiling and interior fabric cladding inside New South Glasgow Hospital, providing two very different fabric solutions, serving two very different purposes.
To hide services and soften hard lines of the raw concrete construction, a 240sqm internal wave shaped fabric ceiling was designed using an inherently flame-retardant stretch polyester fabric to create a smooth and undulating surface. This was framed and suspended from the building’s sub-structure and benefits from a perimeter shadow gap with atmospheric uplighters. The net result is a more organic and sympathetic interior within a practical and busy hospital environment.
Translucent PVC tensile fabric cladding was used in a second area of the hospital, to cover one side of the hospital’s “Sanctuary”, a room-within-a-room in the hospital’s central atrium area. The Sanctuary is an asymmetric cube, suspended on stilts and provides a calm and serene environment for staff, patients and visitors. This 90sqm series of fabric-clad panels are fixed to the outside fascia of the Sanctuary and backlit with a series of LED lights. This serves to soften the overall look and feel of the cube which provides a calming retreat from the fast pace of hospital life outside.