Learning and Development Centre, Heart and Chest Hospital

The brief was to design a learning and development centre for a Heart and Chest Hospital in the North West. The building was required to combine a state-of-the-art teaching facility and a professional research base via a high concept. The concept is based upon a heart within a ribcage, expressed as an ovoid lecture theatre pod encased within an array of structural glulam. Utilising a variety of complimentary materials, the design responds positively to the surrounding buildings and slots comfortably into the existing site. This concept was the winner of an MSA Award 2015 in the Community Unbuilt Category.