19.05.11 Circle Bath wins RIBA Award

Circle Bath, the first health care project by Foster + Partners has received an RIBA Award. This adds to the project’s previous awards including British Construction Industry Award for Best Building Project (£3-50 million category) and the 2010 Building Better Healthcare Award for Best Hospital Design. Plincke designed the landscape that places an emphasis on the viewing and contacting with the natural environment. The judges comment:

‘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.’