Designed by Archial Architects, Small Animal Hospital for University of Glasgow is located in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Archial Architects’ has won the 2009 Doolan Prize with its new Small Animal Hospital for the University of Glasgow. The building was one of 11 short-listed for this prestigious award with the winner taking home a cheque for £25,000.
“Since various aspects of the new facility did not require natural light – much of its 4500 sq m involves internal spaces such as the treatment area, oncology and diagnostics – this design solution was able to meet the needs of the hospital whilst maintaining the integrity of the location. In order to let daylight in to public areas, an innovative ‘crystal’ glass cupola, lit with different colours at night, sits within the building’s sloping grass roof.
“The natural look of the new Small Animal Hospital is completed with a stone-filled gabion baskets, lending the building a deliberately solid and heavy base, emphasising the driving idea of roof and ground”.