2021 Canterbury Architecture Awards Winner
Waipapa Christchurch Hospital (formerly known as Acute Services Building)
The new acute services building annexed to Christchurch Hospital reinvents the notion of a hospital space. Gone are disorientating corridors and inwardly focused rooms - here, the hallways are wide and generously connected to views across Hagley Park, and patient beds are oriented towards large picture windows. This sense of light and air enlivens treatment spaces, invigorates work spaces and contributes to this facility’s mission to place wellbeing at its core. Visitor and family areas and a multi-denominational space provide a caring sanctuary at the heart of this resilient and future-proofed new hospital wing.