Roost , A hundred birds
                                                              Roost, a hundred birds,the atrium,  Alder Hey.
 
 

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool - October 2015

The new Liverpool children’s hospital (BDP architects) opened in October 2015 .The children moved from the old hospital next door, through a tunnel and into the light and airy atrium of the new building. The hospital sits in a park and the design from the start has been inspired by nature. All the bed rooms look down in to the park and the green planted roofs rise up from the ground integrating the building in to the land scape. A children and young people’s group has been involved throughout this design process.

 For the past couple of years I have  been the lead artist at the hospital creating art works, designs and graphics for the hospital environment – ‘I see these fantastical  ‘beings’ ,birds and  animals I have created  inhabiting the hospital, as if the people have left and they are running, climbing ,sitting and roosting in the spaces.’     

The art works

Roost – one hundred birds - A hundred individually created birds and characters perching on twelve  six meter ‘pine needles’ which are  suspended in the four storey atrium - Inspired by the birdlife on the Wirral and the pine forest of Formby.

Entrance way concrete wall relief -   20 meter wall with integrated cast concrete reliefs of plants and creatures, as if fossils caught in the ‘rock’.

Bronze animals and imagined beings - Situated on benches in the atrium, and in the entrance plaza.

Alder Hey  textile design   - Curtain design for the wards.

Glass Balustrades - glass design depicting plants and characters for walkways and balcony balustrade’s.

Way finding graphics

 
 
Hi viz dog

Hi Vis Dog

Birds from roost

Birds from Roost

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Roost - a hundred birds

Roost , a hundred birds 

Bird
Bird
Bird studio

Bird in studio

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Bronze figure
Roost & balcony glass
sign post
sign post & balcony glass
Roost & balcony glass
Bird (from roost)
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Roost - a hundred birds 

birds
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Bird silhouette
Bird
Roost & balconies
sign post
sign post
sign
Roost
Bird from roost
Bird and 'being' part of roost - a hundred birds
Bird
Bird during installation of 'roost'

Bird during installation of 'roost'

Bird
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view of Roost
View of Roost & balcony
View of atrium
View of atrium
Roost
 
 
Bronze 'being'

Bronze fox on bench

Bronze fox on bench in atrium , Alder Hey

Bronze fox on a bench in atrium, Alder Hey

Bronze beings

Bronze beings

 
 

Lift sign , Alder Hey

Bronze 'being' at Alder Hey

 
 
Curtains for Alder Hey
Curtain detail

Curtain details for Alder Hey 

Curtain detail
Curtain detail
 
 
Entrance concrete wall relief.
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Concrete wall reliefs 

Entrance concrete wall relief
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Alder Hey
Concrete detail
Concrete details
 
 
Glass manifestations
Glass Details

Glass manifestations

Balcony Glass
Balcony glass
Balcony glass
Glass Details

Glass balustrade

Walk Way glass
walkway glass
Balcony glass