Stirling Prize-winning practice Stanton Williams has completed the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children. The new facility is a partnership between Great Ormond Street Hospital Foundation Trust, University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The prominent 13,000 sqm purpose-built facility in central London brings together for the first time around 500 researchers and clinical staff. Working together under the same roof, they will partner in producing pioneering research and translating it into innovative treatments and cures for children with rare and complex diseases.
▼研究中心外观，exterior view ©Hufton+Crow
▼临街立面，street facade ©Hufton+Crow
▼剖面示意图，concept section ©Stanton Williams
The public-facing research facility in the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter is conceived as a holistic space where science, city and human lives come together. Inside, the Zayed Centre for Research is organised around two connected ‘hearts’, an outpatient zone and a research zone, each planned as layered volumes around a daylit atrium. Across eight storeys the building provides academic research workspace, seminar and meeting spaces, specialist laboratories, and outpatient clinics for children and young people.
▼中庭空间，central atrium ©Hufton+Crow
With its prominent presence next to Coram’s Fields – the former site of the Foundling Hospital and a living symbol of children’s welfare for over 250 years – the Zayed Centre for Research is a new urban beacon of science and healthcare.
At the base of the building is a 600 sqm double-height principal laboratory, visible from all sides within the Zayed Centre for Research as well as from the street outside. A shared single entrance bridge, which passes above these laboratories, welcomes both research staff and patients, drawing them into a central atrium, flooded with light.
▼俯瞰底层空间，overlook to the base ©Hufton+Crow
▼双层高的实验室，double-height principal laboratory ©Hufton+Crow
▼研究区域，research area ©Hufton+Crow
A transparent ground floor gives visibility and prominence to the activities inside the laboratories, while carefully articulated terracotta fins and glazing address and reflect Coram’s Fields and the changing sky – expressing the civic significance of this ground-breaking institution.
▼玻璃和赤陶立面，facade with terracotta fins and glazing ©Hufton+Crow
A sense of openness and generosity dissolves the ‘clinical experience’ within. Encounters with ‘non-clinical’ surfaces, such as exposed concrete and European oak, create a calm and dignified environment for young patients and their families as they address their health issues: an environment shared with clinicians and researchers in the endeavour to understand and overcome the impact of life-changing diseases.
▼内部采用了裸露混凝土和欧洲橡木等平易近人的材料，exposed concrete and European oak create a calm and dignified environment for young patients and their families ©Hufton+Crow
▼门诊室走廊，outpatient clinics ©Hufton+Crow
▼门诊室内部，clinic interior view ©Hufton+Crow
▼办公室休闲区，seating area for workplace ©Hufton+Crow
The art programme responds to the design of the building and supports the aspiration to develop a space that facilitates chance encounters and exchanges between researchers and clinicians. Together and in different ways the artworks are a celebration of the collaborative and visionary nature of the Zayed Centre for Research.
▼入口走廊，entry hall ©Hufton+Crow
▼楼梯细部，stair detailed view ©Hufton+Crow
Stanton Williams建筑事务所的首席总监Gavin Henderson表示：“与大欧蒙街医院、伦敦大学学院和大欧蒙街医院儿童慈善基金会合作在这样一个具有象征意义的地点建造一座针对科学和医疗的建筑有着非凡的意义。我们强烈地希望为公众带来更多与科学接触的机会，使其认识到这座建筑的意义并感知其内部正在发生的、能够改变生命的行动。”
“The opportunity to work with Great Ormond Street Hospital, UCL and GOSH Charity to make a building that was about science and medical care in the heart of the city on such a public and symbolic site opposite Coram’s Fields seemed very powerful. We felt very strongly that we wanted to give public visibility to science and allow people in the public realm to understand what the building was about and give a sense of the life-changing activities taking place inside,” says Gavin Henderson, Principal Director at Stanton Williams.
Matthew Shaw, Chief Executive at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) said: “I am delighted to see this world-leading facility open its doors and welcome patients for the very first time. The opportunities that the Zayed Centre for Research offers for the integration of technology with cutting-edge medical research, and the collaboration we’ll see between research and clinical teams working side by side is incredibly exciting. As I walk around the new facility, it is clear the potential it holds to change the lives of children with the rarest and most complex diseases, and the hope it will offer to their families. On behalf of everyone at GOSH, I’d like to thank all our partners and donors who have made The Zayed Centre for Research possible.”
▼从中庭望向入口走廊，view to the entry way from the atrium ©Hufton+Crow
Designed to high energy efficiency standards, the Zayed Centre for Research has achieved BREEAM Excellent certification and is intended to produce 35 percent less carbon emissions than required under the Building Regulations.
▼外观局部，exterior view ©Hufton+Crow
▼立面细部，facade details ©Hufton+Crow
▼项目模型，model ©Stanton Williams
▼一层平面图，ground floor plan ©Stanton Williams
▼剖面图AA，sectionAA ©Stanton Williams
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Total Area (GIA) 13,000sqm
Architect & Lead Designer: Stanton Williams
Structural Engineering: Pell Frischmann
Mechanical, Electrical, Public Health, Fire, Lighting and Acoustics:
Hoare Lea Sustainability and BREEAM: Hoare Lea Landscape
Consultant: Bradley Hole-Schoenaich Landscape Architects
Façade Consultant: Eckersley O’Callaghan
Traffic Consultant: Pell Frischmann
Health Care Planning and ADB Consultant: MJ Medical
GMP Validation Consultant: Exmoor Pharma
Accessibility Consultant: All Clear Designs
Planning Consultant: DP9
Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald
Project Manager: Gardiner & Theobald
Main Contractor: Skanska