It has been amazing to be part of the WAF award winning team. When you look across the range and quality of projects put forward for the WAF Awards, to be short listed and then become associated with the overall winner is a momentous achievement for Grant Associates.
Director - Grant Associates
Date posted: 05/11/09
Projects shortlisted in the health category varied from huge to small scales, intimate to commercial hospitals. Some were the typical hospital designs where as others were dedicated to disabled children, with one specifically for cancer patients.
The winning scheme hit hard with its direct approach towards its end user. Teleton Tampico is a facility designed for disabled children. The project is rooted to its context since it’s strongly influenced by the Mexican culture, making strong use of the vocabulary of vernacular Mexican architecture.. Mexican toys appear in various parts of the building as design elements. The building is part of the therapy, as the children interact with and react to it. It is intriguing with its colorful impacts, and playful and geometrical design which addresses the issues of these special kids in all sorts of ways to which they can easily relate. It is a facility which instantly embraces the children and makes them feel at home.