This award collected by Teva Hesse of 4D Studio goes to the exceptional Trinity Building undertaken for South West London and St. George’s Mental Health Trust.
The award celebrates and recognises professional excellence in the design of healthcare environments internationally, and involves architects, healthcare leaders, academic researchers and healthcare providers from all over the globe.
The Trinity building opened to patients in December 2022 and is part of a £150m investment in local mental health services. It sits at the heart of the new ‘Springfield Village’ as the Trust’s headquarters are integrated with the wider community as part of a new stigma-breaking landscape.
Space, light and nature have been guiding principles in the buildings’ development. Together with the Trust, the architects led the research and co-design process which included hundreds of workshops and consultations with patients, services users, carers and staff over a number of years.
The facilities include spacious ensuite bedrooms, world-class artworks and garden courtyards, providing places for rest and reflection. This ensures people have the best chance to recover in the best environment and supports staff to deliver outstanding care.
Construction began in January 2020 and continued throughout the pandemic. Trinity, opened on time and in budget in December 2022 and is now home to over 30 teams, including over 500 staff. It supports the delivery of care to patients in two acute wards, two specialist wards including national Deaf services, as well as adult community and children’s and young people’s outpatient facilities.
Since opening, Trinity has received national and international acclaim with its artworks featuring in the New York Times and its garden courtyards winning ‘Best External Environment Project’ in the 2022 Building Better Healthcare Awards.
The award winners were announced at the closing ceremony of the European Healthcare Design Congress on 13 June 2023.