Graeme Massie

Respite Pavilion . Irvine

Graeme Massie . Respite Pavilion . Irvine (1)

Graeme Massie Architects . photos: © Russell Beard . + AJ

Access and experience of outdoor environments and the encouragement of an active lifestyle, plays an important role in relation to mental illness and well-being.



Commissioned as part of the Arts Strategy for the new Acute Mental Health and North Ayrshire Community Hospital campus, our Respite Pavilion provides an important place of outdoor relaxation; encouraging patients, staff and relatives to escape the wards and waiting rooms of the hospital for the open landscape of the wider campus.​

Three rectangular planes, each with a circular aperture, intersect to form a pavilion arranged around a stand of birch trees. The pavilion frames views and creates a more hospitable outdoor micro-climate. Seating is loosely dispersed, happily accommodating occupation by groups and individuals.

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