Designs featuring more than 34 landmarks from across Brighton and Sussex were approved recently by the committee overseeing Connect, the Public Art Programme for the Redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
The designs are for large-scale feature walls in lift lobbies and department entrances across the new hospital as part of the Art and Wayfinding Project.
Using artworks alongside signage not only makes navigation easier, it also adds a human touch to make the corridors and lifts more friendly and welcoming for patients.
Each lift core in the new hospital has been given a different theme: Brighton, Sussex and Coast. The landmarks chosen for each lift core were voted for by staff and visitors to the hospital.
Landmarks illustrated in the Brighton Lift Core include The Duke of York’s Cinema, Brighton Marina, The Theatre Royal, The Peace Statue, Lewes Crescent, The Lanes and The Pavilion amongst others.
Sussex landmarks celebrated in the Sussex Lift Core include Arundel Castle, Sheffield Park Gardens, Nyman’s Gardens, Cuckmere River, Charleston Farmhouse, Amex Stadium and Shoreham Airport.
Coastal landmarks in the final lift core include the De La Warr Pavilion, Saltdean Lido, Birling Gap, Seven Sisters and Belle Tout Lighthouses and the Hastings Fishing Fleet.
12 illustrators have been commissioned to create these original works that ‘Connect with Place’. Illustrating the themes of Brighton, Sussex and Coast, the wayfinding artworks will create a welcoming identity for the new hospital and reflect the culture of its local communities.
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