SANE Research Centre

Warneford Hospital, Oxford, England

The new Research Centre for SANE, the organisation for the treatment of schizophrenia, comprises research laboratories, offices and administration, as well as a library that functions as a seminar and lecture hall. The entrance hall has a triangular plan with a double height cubic volume above while the library pays homage to the Viipuri library of Aalto. The Centre faces the hospital buildings while its L-shape plan opens up freely towards the 'gardens of contemplation’.