Hospice in the Weald
by Acanthus LW Architects
for Hospice in the Weald
The Hospice in the Weald includes day care, homecare and inpatient accommodation.The aims of the design were to balance comfortable domesticity with the security of a medical environment and to create a landscape that was both asethically pleasing and theraputic to the patients.
The integration of the buillding and landscape was an essential part of the project with rooms opening out onto sheltered external spaces offering wider vistas beyond. Planting and water was used to enhance the aesthetic and theraputic quality of the landscape. The main focus being a stunning water feature which was created through the cleaver use of changing levels. The water which starts along a slow moving rill and cascades to a larger pool below offers great benefits to the residents and is a very popular element of the garden.