Project: Zhenmeihui Clinic
Award: Health and Wellbeing – Hospitals and Clinics, Gold, 2022
Location: Shanghai & Zhengzhou, China
Design practice: Woods Bagot
Client: Oubang Medical
The designer’s mission for the Oubang Medical clinics was to embody the company’s beauty philosophy, while offering a relaxed and discrete guest journey. Woods Bagot created calming and zen interiors for the chain clinic’s three locations (two in Shanghai, one in Zhengzhou), all of which offer an anti-aging service, hair salon and women's health service. Each offered unique challenges based on their locations. For instance the Shanghai Changning Zhenmeihui Cinic is located on a corner block of a busy intersection and adjacent to one of the city’s elevated roads. Here it was key to create a sense of calm once transitioning from the busy city street to a quiet private clinic.
While the Zhengzhou Zhenmeihui Clinic is situated within a 19th century neoclassical building where multiple other health and wellness tenants are also located and where space planning was key. In all the clinics, a neutral colour palette and natural materials including eco-friendly rattan and sisal were chosen for their sustainable qualities and warmth and texture.
The Shanghai Hongqiao Zhenmeihui Clinic features a three-floor central atrium with a retractable roof and an extensive private garden. A marble front desk sits in front of a hollowed-out brick wall at the back, connecting the inside and outside. The first floor has a lounge, meeting room, hair bar and restaurant as well as a central spiral staircase which leads up to the treatment area on the second floor.
Photo credit: Woods Bagot / Fangfang Tian
- LEAD DESIGNER: Ray Yuen