Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Tensioned Frames Incorporating Fabric Sails and Lighting

Project Outline

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital wanted to transform a new patient seating area into a comforting space which has a private and cocooned feel. To do this, Base needed to complete a suspended lighting rig that could also carry privacy screening into the seating area within the heart of the hospital. 

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Our Solution

Base were employed to design, manufacture and install the fabric sails and lighting. We could not suspend anything directly from above the seating area and so we had to use tension cables which were rigged horizontally to fix  tubular steel frames within a spider's web of tensioned steel cables. These steel frames allowed us to form a geometric grid within the space, into which we could suspend a series of Hypar feature sails. The spaces between the sails were then used to incorporate the lighting assemblies. 

 

Results

 

The fabric sails create a contemporary yet comforting feel in the seating area and brighten up the heart of the hospital. 

 

Interior fabric sails provide privacy in a hospital atrium
Interior fabric sails provide privacy in a hospital atrium
Interior fabric sails provide privacy in a hospital atrium

Project Summary

Client
Longcross Construction Limited
Location
Fulham Road, London
Date
2011
Fabric
PVC Mesh
Product
Interior Fabric Structures
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance