Anna Freud Centre

London, UK, 2019

interior design

Helen Cathart

The Ana Freud Centre is a child mental health research, training and treatment centre, founded in 1952 in London, UK.

Studioilse has created a space that feels both warm and welcoming, and brings together many diverse uses under one roof. Details have been taken seriously: dedicated display boards help reduce visual noise; plenty of plants; solid wood furniture and subtle lighting add character and moments of beauty. Their approach was to create an environment that is robust yet comfortable, relaxed but precise, long-lasting and sustainable. The interior features customized tables and benches from the Touch collection designed in 2016 for Zanat.

The project won the Grand Prix Design award at the 2019 Building Better Healthcare awards, with the interior getting a special mention for its outstanding homely qualities.

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