The competition is to create a ‘flexible and modern’ facility that brings together healthcare, research and educational activities within the St Pancras Hospital complex, scheduled to open in 2024. The new facility is a joint project between UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital.
White shortlisted for new Moorfields Eye Hospital
White, in collaboration with AECOM and Penoyre & Prasad, is one of five teams shortlisted for the second stage in the international RIBA-led competition for a new home for the globally renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Kieran McDaid, director of capital estates and major projects at Moorfields Eye Hospital said: “This marks an important and exciting stage of the project, as we can now start to visualise what this new, innovative and modern facility could look like. The joint partners were very pleased by the quality and innovation presented in the submissions of the shortlisted teams.”
We believe that architecture should support a healing, creative and including environment. Designing for people with impaired vision calls for a design concept characterised by simplicity in which light and tactile materials play a crucial role. Together with our UK collaborators, we look forward to exploring a truly Scandinavian design approach for an inner-city London context.Charlotte Ruben, lead architect, White
The shortlisted teams’ proposed designs will be on display in a public exhibition in November, the winning design will be announced in December. The other shortlisted teams – all British – are Bennetts Associates with Reiach & Hall; Ryder Architecture with Hawkins\Brown Architects; Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), and Hopkins.