Text description provided by the architects. This is a new construction for a pharmacy in front of a general hospital.
We considered how the architecture it self could become a symbol in the town, but unlike other pharmacies filling the streets with big, showy graphic signage.
A single sloping roof you can see from the street is made of timber and it will be completely covered with grass in a few years. We lowered the edge of the eaves like the surrounding eaves and made the ceiling continue from there to the second floor with a truss with steel diagonal rods. You can look around to the sky on the other side when you enter the pharmacy.
We think the warm timber ceiling on the back of the roof will gently greet the people coming in for medicine.
We are happy if citizens remember this as ‘the Wood Roofed Pharmacy’ and for them this becomes a virgin landscape of pharmacy.