The Leaf Room at Ninewells Community Garden has won a prestigious national award at the Scottish Civic Trust Awards.
The Leaf Room was designed for use by patients, staff and visitors to Ninewells and sits in the Community Garden at the edge of the arboretum to the south of the hospital.
The roof has the appearance of a folded leaf, which is tilted at one end to assist in the collection of grey water for recycling. The main activity space is used for various purposes ranging from talks and concerts to children’s sessions and quiet contemplation.
Senior public health practitioner Mary Colvin said, “This award reflects the commitment we have to making more use of local green spaces and natural places to maximise the health benefits that they provide.
“We hope this award will encourage even more people to come and visit, get involved in our many activities or simply just come and enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the Leaf Room and Ninewells Community Garden.”
Architect Jonathan Reeve added, “The Voigt Partnership is delighted to have designed the Leaf Room at Ninewells Hospital. To win a national award from the Scottish Civic Trust is an amazing achievement for a tiny building in Dundee, and a testament to the great team we worked with to produce such a superb little garden room.”