New gynecology centre by dwp takes Zen as its inspiration
dwp has been commissioned by Bumrungrad International Hospital, located in Bangkok, Thailand, for the renovation of many of its facilities. The overall design concept adopted by dwp for the clinics as well as the public areas creates a calm, contemporary atmosphere to welcome patients and visitors. It makes use of natural materials, tonal colour palettes, accent lighting solutions, custom signage systems and graphics to evoke a sense of comfort, wellness and warmth.
dwp undertook the full renovation and upgrade of the Women’s Centre interior and FF&E design, completed in March 2010. The brief was to create a fresh and contemporary identity for this centre, while complimenting other areas and ongoing refurbishment works in the community. The functional and spatial requirements of the brief meant the layout needed to be very efficient but also be generous and practical in providing user comfort to the patients, visitors and the staff.
The interior scheme drew from the common underlying 'zen' warm contemporary Asian theme - depicted in the common area - links the space through the visual language. The area introduces a new and rich colour palette, artwork, as well as soft materials and intimate screened seating areas that create a unique identity. To maximise comfort and efficiency, lounge style seating areas are located adjacent to the examination rooms and are linked by streamlined cross-over circulation spaces thus allowing for staged waiting sequence and improve traffic flows.
The integrated signage works help address high volumes of traffic and clarify the way finding experience within the department and the hospital campus. This soothing environment has a significant impact on both the visitors and the staff; waiting patients enjoy the quietness while the staff appreciate the calmness of the patients.