Last year we took a deep dive into the mental health and wellbeing of clinical staff in the UK hospitals and applied a design solution that represents a commitment to prioritising positive spaces and promotes mental wellness and resilience. In this setting, our wellness pavilion concept found an ideal application.
- Category: Architecture
- Client: NHS
Our architectural approach is heavily influenced by our knowledge of wellness design and, to maximise the support of staff wellbeing, we approached this project from a wellness perspective.
We harnessed our essential principals of wellness design; physical and mental wellbeing, nature, connection, and aesthetics, integrating them into every part of the pavilion. These principals ensure that our designs nudge users towards long-term behavioural change and contribute to preventing poor health.
Inspired by the surrounding natural landscape, the pavilion invites nature in. The deep human connection with nature supports physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing so we prioritised natural aspects of the site, including greenery and natural light. We also fulfilled the wishes of staff for access to nature, alongside communal outdoor space and seating for respite and sanctuary. Natural, sustainable materials, textures and colours also promote wellbeing.