The aspiration here is to transform radically the way health buildings are designed and healthcare delivered. The strategy of drawing on expertise from elsewhere - such as the hospitality and airport sectors - and of testing and challenging the norms and regulations governing hospital design has produced a highly intelligent and straightforward building. The abundance and quality of light and its interplay with materials, textures and colours creates an environment that is simultaneously confident, luxurious, uplifting, soothing and calm. All this produces a clear message that you are in safe hands.
The clarity of plan and the simplicity of the section produce an intuitive circulation, making the building easy to navigate and obviating much of the need for signage or maps.