We started out the design process with a series of co-creation sessions with staff and patients; it is unthinkable to design a complex interior like this without doing so. The principal needs of the various users were determined at an early stage. This happened together with nursing / facility staff, doctors and administrators. It has provided many insights for the total organization and concept for the departments.
Efficiency, clear overview and quick action was leading in this design and layout. Obviously, safety is leading at all times in this highly professional medical environment.
From the patients point of view, distracting medical equipment is hidden where possible and beds have free rear walls, the design provides maximum privacy for the patients and family, without interfering the medical processes. We applied soft gradient colours, natural materials, intelligent lighting systems and universal good luck charm graphic symbols, like the four leaves of clover and the koi carp, all to reinforce the personal and calming care Bravis provides for their patients.
The project was nominated for the Herengracht Interieurprijs H.I.P 2016
Interior Architecture for and with Mas architects
Photography by Zumtobel