Teenage Cancer Trust YPU


London based Two Create were commissioned to design the latest Teenage Cancer Trust Unit in the brand new state of the art Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Known as the Teenage Cancer Trust YPU (Young Persons Unit) the 12 patient ward consists of four single bed bays, two four bed bays and three social spaces including a study room, cinema room and kitchen/day room.
Through a process of patient consultation Two Create developed a “Boutique Hotel” theme for the design. Each room is styled differently, from the 1960’s inspired “Pop” room to the New York styled “Loft”. Standard fittings have been utilized or adapted to allow patients the opportunity to personalise their rooms. Two Create also designed bespoke pieces for the ward such as patient lockers specially designed to hold games consoles as well as vital medicines and personal belongings.
Two Create was founded by Lucy and Tobie Snowdowne. The couple met whilst studying at Central Saint Martins in London in 1998 and began working together on a diverse range of projects after graduating and formed Two Create later that year in 2001. Two Create has a cross-disciplinary approach and are currently engaged in branding, product, graphic and spacial design for a selection of clients through a diverse range of mediums. Two Create are proud of their ability to become completely immersed in a clients strategy, aspirations and limitations, working closely with manufactures to produce objects and spaces that not only fulfill the brief but also encourage unique emotive experiences.
Photo credit: John Selby
Slaapbank sofa by Martin Visser (Spectrum)
Happy Chair and footstool by Roger Persson (Swedese)
Easy chair by Jerzy Seymour (Magis)
King sofa by Thomas Sandell (Offecct)