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Alder Hey Children‘s Hospital
Liverpool, Great Britain

  • buyer Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  • architect BDP, Manchester
  • lighting designer BDP, Manchester
  • photographer David Barbour

Olivio Sis­tema in the Lar­gest Children‘s Hos­pi­tal in Europe

By child­ren for child­ren. The con­struc­tion con­cept for the Alder Hey Children‘s Hos­pi­tal in Liver­pool was devel­o­ped fol­lo­wing inten­sive exchan­ges with child­ren. As a result the wish for gre­a­ter clo­se­ness to nature was taken into account. The new buil­ding is har­mo­niously incor­po­ra­ted into the lands­cape of Spring­field Park and deli­be­ra­tely emp­ha­si­zes natu­ral ele­ments: wooden mate­ri­als, lively day­light and shapes inspi­red by nature. Numerous design ele­ments with a play­ful charac­ter will help young patients over­come their fear of hos­pi­tals.

Bea­ring in mind that light is hugely impor­tant for human well-being and con­va­les­cence, much emp­ha­sis was placed on natu­ral light guid­ance in the high-tech hos­pi­tal. A large number of day­light rooms with large window fronts were instal­led to create a fee­ling of well-being and pro­vide a pic­tu­resque view of the park. The light from the Selux lumi­nai­res assists the day­light whe­re­ver this dwind­les.

The orga­nic Olivio lumi­nai­res blend har­mo­niously into the design of the com­mu­nal areas (lobby, atria) while here the sub­ject of the park is con­ti­nued deli­be­ra­tely too, with the Olivio Sis­tema lumi­nai­res mer­ging together to form a curved alley­way and besto­wing light on the café below and its invi­ting seats. The park theme ensu­res a casual and relaxed atmos­p­here inside the buil­ding faci­lity.

  • The distinctive Olivio family is a modern, striking, multifunctional urban lighting system, available in three different sizes with interchangeable reflectors for street and accent lighting applications. This flexible lighting system can be equipped with optical accessories such as honeycomb and ring louvres, coloured and elongation lenses offering further effects and control. Olivio Sistema, Candelabra and Floracion poles and brackets provide total freedom of design and flexible planning.
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