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Truro Health Park Arts and Landscape Strategy

Primary Health Care Arts and Landscape Strategy and Stakeholder Consultation

The challenge

The Truro Health Park will bring together a number of GP surgeries together with a range of complementary therapies in a central Truro location on a visually critical site in the city.The development has been led by Community 1st in partnership with, dac architects, and Cornwall Primary Care Trust. Arts for Health Cornwall contracted landscape advisor Westley Design and advisory artist, Rob Olins, to inform development, including the delivery of a community consultation . The process aims: To raise awareness of public health issues, importance of improved environment within healthcare settings, To generate palette of ideas, objects and materials to define ‘feel’ of the Health Park and stimulate ideas for interventions in specific spaces, involving a range of makers and designers, To develop designs in partnership with public artists to create therapeutic courtyard environments.

What we did

Westley Design and sculptor Rob Olins led series of community workshops with residents (future THP users) from surrounding communities, to assist development of strategy. The then worked with Arts for Health to produce an arts strategy for the whole site together with a set of commissions for specific artists to address. A team of artists were then appointed to carry out specific interventions in the park working in partnership with Olins and Westley Design.

The result

Specific designs for both internal and external areas of the Health Park campus are currently under development due for completion on site in 2009.

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