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Finalists for Surface Design Awards 2016
An acoustic baffling sculpture commissioned by Willis Newson on behalf of University Hospitals Bristol is a finalist in the Surface Design Awards 2016.
The Surface Design Awards recognise examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally.
“Terrell”, a new acoustic baffling sculpture designed by Studio Weave is creating a pleasant and supportive environment for visitors, patients and staff at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. The sculpture minimizes noise and provides patient privacy to the Medical Assessment Unit on the ground floor of the new seven storey atrium ward block.
Viewable from the corridors at each level through the ward block, this striking yet very functional artwork creates a visual centrepiece to the atrium and welcomes and inspires visitors as they catch glimpses of it on approach to the wards.
The sculpture is a finalist in the category of Public Building Interior Surface, alongside the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation in the Canadian Museum of Human Rights and Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton.
146 admissions to the Surface Design Awards 2016 were received from 24 different countries, covering a strong variety of projects exploring the beauty of surfaces including private residencies, hospitals, restaurants, and even a sewage works.
The 2016 Judging Panel is Co-Chaired by Sarah Featherstone of Featherstone Young and Theresa Dowling of FX Magazine.
Jane Willis, Chief Executive of Willis Newson commented:
"We are thrilled that this innovative sculpture has been selected as a finalist for this prestigious award. The sculpture makes use of an everyday material found in hospitals and puts it into an entirely new context, creating a piece of art which is visually stunning and which also solves a lot of issues for hospital staff."
“The sculpture works on many levels; it’s a stunning piece of artwork which creates a visual focal point for the space, but it also solves a lot of practical problems that hospitals have to resolve.”
Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, BRI