Putney Hill

Imaginatively telling the stories of this site's history

Environmental Partnership

Trigger designed a suite of interpretive interventions at the site of former Putney Hill Hospital, now adaptively reused as a residential development. Trigger’s interpretive design included integration of historic and contemporary material in new and surprising ways, which can be seen in the sculptural gateway experience. 

Remnants of the original hospital gateway pillars were positioned in their original locations utilising sculptural steel supports. Pillars no longer in existence are interpreted through the creation of ghost frames. Integrated vitreous enamel interpretive panels tell specific stories through image and word.

Etched concrete, bronze and corten steel feature in the palette. 



Trigger has a unique understanding of materials and how they can evocatively communicate heritage texture in a site where much almost all built heritage has been removed.

The design approach encompasses an understanding of the monumental and the subtle to create a sensitive, innovative and nuanced outcome, perfectly suited to the heritage of the site and its new use.

Interpretive corten steel ‘ribbons’ feature in pathways throughout the expansive site. The ribbons emerge from the ground plane to tell relevant stories in particular locations.