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The art project is now completed on site with all the digitally printed panels installed.

I visited on Friday 14th November to review progress & the following images are taken from that visit.

External Landscape of the hospital - in progress

External Landscape of the hospital – in progress

Each of the 10 ward rooms has a variation upon a single design. This was achieved for both economy & to meet a very tight deadline.

Each of the 10 ward rooms has a variation upon a single design. This was achieved for both economy & to meet a very tight deadline.

The brief was built around the need for privacy in the rooms. Large glazed screens open up onto  a landscaped courtyard. Although these spaces are being planted with trees and some small shrubs, most of the space would be turfed. Patients, staff & visitors can still see out from the windows in the knowledge that their privacy was being maintained. Opaque and transparent layers with drawn & cut out detailing were created to provide some variation & changeability in the surface.

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

When the sun comes out, the shadows follow.

When the sun comes out, the shadows follow.

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

Detail: Section of digitally printed glazing vinyl installed.

Detail: Section of digitally printed glazing vinyl installed.

 

 

 

 

Bicester Community Hospital

13th November 2014 

The project was approved last week and the files went to print earlier this week. The last two days have seen most of the digitally printed vinyl installed.

Guardian Window Films have manufactured and installed the work at the new Bicester Community Hospital. This new hospital, which has yet to open has been commissioned by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust & was delivered by Kajima with construction partner Mansell with IBI Nightingale Architects. The artwork project was commissioned by Artscape 
for Oxford Health.

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Final Artwork – all black areas will print as clear

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Final Artwork – draft with production marks –

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Drawing / Model – Draft room plan and applied manifestations

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Detail: single panel installed – Image: Tom Cox, Artscape

 

BICESTER HOSPITAL ROOM PLAN

 

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Image: Tom Cox, Artscape

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Image: Tom Cox, Artscape

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Image: Tom Cox, Artscape

Bicester Community Hospital – draft artworks –

Bicester Community Hospital

We now have a schedule agreed and are working to issue draft artwork for comment and hopefully, approval by this time next week.

Detail: draft artwork -

Detail: draft artwork –

It was agreed that the principle we should follow is to develop a highly visual & primarily figurative narrative, which also provides a privacy screen between the users of the ward rooms and the external courtyards. The courtyard landscapes are brand new, with ground level put to grass and no planting at height to provide cover or privacy screening. This has however provided the opportunity to create a new and imaginary landscape, which bridges the gap between figurative and recognisable details and structures from the external landscape, alongside abstract and original forms and patterns found within the artwork.

The works are to be digitally printed onto optically clear vinyl in layers of opaque and transparent white, with some added colour. The attention to detail will be focussed on a horizontal band across the mid section of the glazing screen to provide privacy. The top section will be left clear, so that uninterrupted views of the sky can be had. We are working closely with Guardian Window Film to manufacture & install the work.

Detail: draft artwork development -

Detail: draft artwork development –

These images are simply the first steps in creating a visual language and narrative for the project. The artwork is being developed as a long rectangular landscape – as a view through a window – . Each of the 10 ward rooms – each with a window, will be detailed with a section of this work, to give the appearance that each room has a unique identity and view of its own.

Detail from sketchbooks

Detail from sketchbooks

Detail form sketchbooks

Detail form sketchbooks

Detail: draft artwork in black & white

Detail: draft artwork in black & white

The artwork draft above shows the printed artwork as shades and layers of opaque white. The black areas will show as clear glass in the final works.

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Detail: draft artwork – Mock up of vinyl application on the glazing screen in one of the ward rooms.

There are 10 small one & two bed ward rooms arranged in two ward blocks within the new hospital by Nightingale Architects. The rooms are full of natural light and the interior colour schemes are muted and calm, with the odd spot of brighter colour, such as the chair. The artwork manifestation will respond to this scheme. The views through the windows are now partially obscured, providing a degree of privacy for the user, whilst also maintaining sufficient clear glass to allow natural light and changing weather conditions to be seen.

Detail: Draft Artwork

Detail: Draft Artwork

Detail: Iconography has been developed for the project using drawings of leaves and branching structures to create original & imagined plants. These are not botanical illustrations, rather, an impression of a landscape imagined.

Detail: Iconography has been developed for the project using drawings of leaves and branching structures to create original & imagined plants. These are not botanical illustrations, rather, an impression of a landscape imagined.

Detail: Iconography

Detail: Iconography

Detail: Iconography

Detail: Iconography

Detail: Draft artwork for 3 x Chrysanthemums - various textures and transparencies

Detail: Draft artwork for 3 x Chrysanthemums – various textures and transparencies

Detail: draft artwork

Detail: draft artwork

 

 

Bicester Community Hospital

Wednesday 1st October 2014

I have just been commissioned by Tom Cox, Artscape Project Manager for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust to create artwork for the new Bicester Community Hospital.  The new hospital is being delivered by Kajima & Nightingale Architects alongside Mansell Construction – now part of Balfour Beatty Construction UK.

Bicester Community Hospital - Image by Kajima.co.uk

Bicester Community Hospital – Image by Kajima.co.uk

The new works will be digitally printed onto optically clear vinyl and applied to the glazed window & door screens of 10 ward rooms throughout the building.

Typical glazed integrated door & window screen for digitally printed artwork.

Typical glazed integrated door & window screen for digitally printed artwork.

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External view of ground floor elevation with glazed screens

External view of ground floor elevation with glazed screens

 

The work is being manufactured and installed to my designs by Guardian Window Film.