Sabtu, 20 Juni 2009

The Kentish Town Health Centre By Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects

The Kentish Town Health Centre, KTHC is three storey health centre building in central London, United Kingdom which sets a standard for the NHS. The partnership of a local design champion, Dr Roy MacGregor, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris architects and Camden & Islington Community Solutions have delivered a building where design delivers the integration of services as never before. The Kentish Town Health Centre that creates a new community focus is located in a residential area just off Kentish Town’s busy high street.

The AHMM’s Kentish Town Health Centre building, completed in December 2008, houses a large GP practice, a dentist, paediatric, dental and children’s services, breast screening and diagnostic imaging, plus office space, staff facilities, library and meeting rooms all designed around an internal street.

Ideas of transparency and connectivity were embraced by the architects and the whole team worked collaboratively to create a building that expresses a new, holistic approach to healthcare. From the waiting room, all services can be easily identified, aiding way finding, facilitating integration, and making best use of the extraordinary light and transparency of the design.

Kentish Town Health Centre provides an uplifting, inspiring environment of high quality for users and staff delivered through the LIFT procurement process, setting a new standard for modern healthcare provision.

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