Brick and cement, double decker, gender-segregated wards fanning out from central communal areas for eating and recreation, connected by miles of echoey corridors that subtly morph their decor, with a water tower or main hall steeple emerging from the lower roofs. How the Victorians did healthcare institutional design. Wales’ blockbuster psychiatric is a posterchild for this. Strangely it is often the most labyrinth-like Zone which can be the most forgiving.


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