The Infirmary
The new Infirmary is the most recent addition to the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Following the classical style of the domus, it is a symmetrical block with a garden courtyard in the center. The building’s function is an on site hospital for the resident Chelsea Pensioners. Supporting this role, the building also provides a Chapel and a Physiotherapy centre. The design is heavily influenced by the principal buildings of the Royal Hospital built by Sir Christopher Wren in the late 17th century. Wren’s use of a Doric portico has been echoed by the simpler Tuscan order.


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