The North Eastern Rehabilitation Centre designed by BLP has been published in Artichoke Issue 28.
The design is a pragmatic and humble place that people visit to confront their serious injuries. However besides the stainless steel railing and non-slip practicality of the pool, there are features of the architecture that recognise the emotional side of healing.
Directly above the square pool, the slanted ceiling is mostly made of a large polycarbonate skylight. Warm Alaskan yellow cedar beams and suspended internal piping bring a sense of ease and honesty. Nothing is hidden and everything is safe. There is a sense of calm, of incubation and isolation from the hectic world of accidents and drama.