Healthcare / Residential
Floor Area Hospital: 9,395m2; Site Area 10.24ha
The Project consists of a Three-storey 104 bed nursing home with all associated ancillary accommodation, plant and equipment; 20.x two-storey 4.no apartment blocks for retirement / residential purposes; three-storey medical diagnostic centre with creche facilitiy, three-storey hospital building with all associated ancillary accommodation, plant and equipment; single-storey retail unit and storage area; single-storey mortuary building; all associated site works including car parking, roads and water features.
Using the building forms, curved screen walls and structural landscaping the intention has been to create a series of south-facing garden spaces to be used as an integral part of the Hospital. The current design philosophy in Health Care building promotes the use of green landscaping as part of the ‘healing environment’. The proposed curved screen walls provide an element of enclosure or shelter and act as a foil against the angular geometry of the buildings.
During the nineteenth and early twentieth century, hospital buildings in common with other institutions, were usually located on the outskirts of towns. The desire to signal their public status was derived from the ‘enlightened theories’ at the time and found expression in grand compositions, usually in a classical style, (St. Dymphna’s hospital in Carlow is a typical example). The modern private hospital proposed for Carlow Health Park is the result of extensive research and evidence based-design and is a safer, patient focused, family friendly environment.
C.J. Falconer & Associates Architects,
St. Patrick's House, Newtown, Waterford,
X91 RR76, Ireland.
t: +353 (0)51 878888
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