Image 1 – The chemotherapy room focuses on the natural passage of time. By drawing visitors’ attention towards the movement of the tide, the lapping water acts as a calming distraction during their treatment process. Through the introduction of strong colours, the room becomes a visually uplifting and peaceful sanctuary which acts as a stopping point throughout each person’s journey.
Images 5,6,8 – The Abhiann Palliative Care Centre has been designed to sit in harmony with the Support Centre. To fulfil this, both buildings have been envisaged with single-story façades, similar roof structures and material palettes. Featuring vertical slats throughout, the structures are reminiscent of traditional boat houses and allow light to penetrate through the façades casting moving shadows throughout.
Image 7 - The Palliative Care Centre houses five residential apartments for guests receiving end of life care, focusing on accessibility and adaptability. Every element of the apartment is accessible to wheelchair users and hospital beds, with automatic doors and sliding walls which allow the space to be opened up as a social environment or closed off for privacy. Positioned to face the sunset, the flats have private, sheltered piers that allow guests to focus on the natural surroundings and nature's constant movement.
Images 8,9,10 – The Abhiann Support Centre has been designed as an extension of the existing Thomas Telford Building. Taking inspiration from the Maggie’s Centres, it has been designed without a reception area and as a bright, welcoming and approachable space. Housing a large kitchen space, free activity room and a variety of social areas, the building features extended platforms over the River Tay. With a roof line inspired by the flight path of birds, the orange ceiling aims to draw the eye upwards, focusing the visitor’s attention on the horizon helping them to feel settled and grounded within their surroundings.