New Infirmary, Royal Hospital Chelsea. London. 2005 - 2008.
The new Infirmary is the most recent addition to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Following the classical style of the domus, it is a symmetrical block with a garden courtyard in the centre.
The building's function is an on site hospital for the resident Chelsea pensioners. Supporting this role, the building also provides a Chapel and a Physiotherapy centre.
The design is heavily influenced by the principal buildings of the Royal Hospital built by Sir Christopher Wren in the late 17th Century. Wren's use of a Doric portico has been echoed by the simpler Tuscan order.