going mental in sandwell 1995

21 09 2009

These were some sketches done for a design for a Psychiatric unit in West Bromwich – Sandwell -whilst at PTP- spent 7 months designing this with the users and Karen Dowman at the Local Mental Health Trust – The brief was developed with the trust and based round the care in the community agenda of the time – the circular courtyard was symbolic representing a community symbol – however the project was cancelled to make way for an awful PFI Barratt house type scheme that was eventually built – I did not vote conservative that year …….
Main assistance to me on this one was Nigel Hupfield now at Chetwoods and the rendering was done using pastel crayons ( before Photoshop) by a young french student called Florient ( cant remember his second name)sandwell1sandwell2




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