American International Hospital (AIH) is one of the first hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, designed and operated to American hospital standards. With its capacity of 120 beds on 10 storeys, AIH is equipped with modern medical facilities.
The interiors bridge the blurred boundary between medi¬cal space and a luxury hotel’s experience, replicating the latter’s positive effects to improve the psychology of patients and promoting healing and recovery for the body. The elegant interiors decorate the welcome lounges and private suites, with the influence of nature from the hospital’s surrounding area apparent throughout the design.
The theme is split into separate zones, each corresponding with different aspects of pine forests which surround the hospital. While several sections recall shapes and hues of a wooden spine, repeated usage of the green palette is expressed through its furniture, common areas and decor.
Highlighted features include a harmonious light arrangement on the main stairwell and a suspended chandelier in main area. These designs favour lighting and natural colours to benefit patients and visitors, improving recovery, and encouraging positive habits for a healthier lifestyle.
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