GIFA Award of Commendation 2017 : Rahima Moosa Mother & Child Hospital by 26'10 South Architects


Rahima Moosa Mother & Child Hospital by 26'10 South Architects

GIFA AWARD OF COMMENDATION 2017 :  RAHIMA MOOSA MOTHER & CHILD HOSPITAL

Architects: 26'10 South Architects


This new addition to the hospital pays tribute to the original Gordon Leith buildings by replicating the unassuming design of the existing three storey face brick wing and then focusing attention on the new link between the wings. This new link contains the public and communal areas: waiting room and reception on ground floor, meeting room on first floor and social space and roof terrace above, all of which have wide views out over the surrounding urban context. The link creates two courtyards: a quiet landscaped area to welcome patients and the other a safe playground and waiting area for children and parents. The façade of the link is a beautifully designed tiled artwork executed by locally trained labour and reflects the layered suburban landscape in which the building sits. The working spaces are light and bright, and are clearly appreciated and enjoyed by the various users of the new facility.

A beautiful socially appropriate addition to the generally unfriendly hospital precinct.




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