The Breach Candy Hospital café is located within the main hospital building in a courtyard. It had a small, partially covered section with potted plants and was surrounded by closed windows of offices, clinical labs and doctor’s rooms. Hospital authorities wanted to clear the entire space of plants and convert it into a hygienic and safe environment. As the property is practically a hundred metres from the Arabian Sea, a simple, clean, white, seaside café was created and branded "The Seagull Café". It features bright yellow and white polythylene chairs designed by Phillipe Starck; white outdoor screens hide the exterior pipes and windows of the building. On some screens there are graphic images of the odd seagull seated or flying above the waves of the ocean, and in selected areas newly added yellow canopies cast a warm glow, like a ray of sunshine.

Architect | Shilpa Patankar