A matter of life and death
What happens within the walls of an emergency department is a matter of life and death, with people going through difficult times, concerned relatives, and dedicated and hard-working staff who help patients to get well. This requires a lot of the design and the layout. As a result, White has sought to establish clarity in the layout in order to provide a carefully designed environment.
The stairwells in the facade are flooded with light to make them feel safe and secure. Here you can also look out over the surroundings, which is important for experiencing the passage of time and seasonal variations. Large windows let natural light into spaces that, in older hospitals, were left in the dark. The basic structure also allows for remodelling should needs change in the future.