An ambitious programme of contemporary art for the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital has won a prestigious international award for Interior Design and Arts at the European Healthcare Design Awards.
Futurecity curated a programme of internationally acclaimed artists Daniel Silver, Gitta Gschwendtner, Angela Bulloch, Mariele Neudecker, Karel Martens and Pentagram. The artists consulted with the design team, staff and patients to produce works that respond to the building’s award-winning design and service ethos. .
The Arts Programme was commissioned by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and donations from generous supporters. The New Cancer Centre at Guy’s was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Stantec Architecture whose interior design was also recognised by this award.
The programme aimed to transform the experience of those undergoing cancer treatment through high-quality, specially commissioned culture. It was informed by a large body of evidence suggesting that art can contribute to better health and wellbeing; helping reduce stress, aid recovery and reduce the length of hospital stays.
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