Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Landscape and Public Realm Works
MASTER PLANNING/LANDSCAPING: Public Realm/Landscaping
The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice
The project is focussed on creating a new purpose designed home for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Bellahouston Park, relocating the Hospice from its former site in Glasgow City Centre. The designed landscape provides a strong setting to the new building and stitches it into the wider Bellahouston Park landscape.
The external spaces offer a valuable resource for the Hospice, with the goal of improving people's quality of life and sense of well-being. The landscape provides varied opportunities for therapeutic activity and quiet contemplation. The landscape design was informed through consultation and close working with the Hospice staff team.
The landscape design incorporates a series of spaces of distinct character and purpose, including:
- parking and arrival spaces set within a strong planted structure, creating a human scaled approach to the building
- a series of 'seasonal' gardens that act as destinations within the landscape
- private garden terraces directly outside patient bedrooms
- shared courtyard spaces that punctuate the building
- the hill garden that offers a gradual meandering route ascending the hill, leading to an open view of the city skyline and the hill shelter as an intimate destination