Located in Manchester, United Kingdom, Christie Patient Treatment Centre was designed by AFL Architects. This building was to be of the highest architectural quality, create a strong new entrance to the hospital and achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Rating. The building has been designed to have a relationship with the existing buildings on site, both visually and physically. The building has been orientated to relate to the adjacent buildings on the site, and create a stronger and more legible main entrance point to the hospital.
The building is clad primarily in an undulating ribbon of brass shingles. The natural textural finish and rich, warm tones of this material were chosen to compliment the brick and terracotta cladding on adjacent buildings, whilst creating a unique and beautiful façade with a natural patina which will weather naturally over time. This is contrasted with a dark grey ceramic rainscreen cladding, echoing the slate roofs of the Victorian properties opposite.