GIFA Award of Merit 2017 : Westbury Clinic by Ntsika Architects


Westbury Clinic by Ntsika Architects

GIFA AWARD OF MERIT 2017 :  WESTBURY CLINIC

Architects: Ntsika Architects


As a welcome addition to the sparse public amenities, the project contributes positively to public place making and the civic streetscape of this previously marginalised community.

The design successfully mitigates the transmission of airborne diseases through its layout, circulation patterns and natural cross ventilation. By manipulating the Section, the architects skilfully maximised natural light, allowing for illumination of deep internal spaces and a poetic interplay of light and shadow through screening devices.   Minimising the buildings footprint allows for green courtyard spaces and shaded outdoor seating areas. As a public building the architectural language identifies with its surround, which allows for the community it serves to take ownership of it.



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