In 2000 Hoskins Architects won an invited competition to create the second children’s hospice the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland, supplying domestic care and accommodation for up to nine children and their families.
The newest building lies to increase the views over the south-facing terraced home gardens yet discretely nestles into the contours associated with the landscape, minimising its artistic influence. A hierarchy of areas is organised into wings as well as 2 courtyards. One courtyard forms a welcoming entrance area as well as the various other a glazed-over area that includes specific play and treatment places. The 2 children’s bedroom wings are oriented south to increase sunlight and views, with every culminating in fully glazed rooms housing the library and hydrotherapy share. The “ribbon roof”, which encloses and defines the foyer and day spaces, is an answer into the program geometry as well as the aspire to increase daylight, and also to develop a unique identification the building.