AA Studio: Sick City Rehab

The Gross Internal Area of the NHS estate in London is twice the area of the City of London. How can this vast area totally alter the way the city functions? Expanding on last year’s research, Sick City Rehab will use this massive building stock to turn London into a City of Care. Pursuing the extreme scales that a healthcare architecture implies “ from the abstract social contract providing free care on point of entry, to the most personal experience of the sick body “ we will operate at the scales of urban masterplan and intimate architectural detail. Specifically, students will reinvent the typology of the GP’s surgery to create a new urban health infrastructure throughout the London, and develop a highly crafted set of architectural details to interrogate the issues of transparency that are plaguing our institutions and cities.

AA Diploma 13
Sick City Rehab, 2016-present
Tutors: Lily Jencks and Jessica Reynolds
Images: 1. Alex Butterworth, 2. Alex Paritzky