Healing Spaces

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Let’s face it hospitals are stressful places; and increased levels of stress due to the kind of environment that you’re in, would surely not help you recover any faster. I believe that the transitory space of the reception lobby has to be sensitively dealt with to bring back the sense of control that a person loses when he’s sick.

I would like to bring to your attention that this is the first phase of a systematic refurbishment of the Prahran Surgical & Ambulatory Care Center.

The patient information area, the central lobby space & the commercial areas. These then house the following functions. The floor space consists of 150 and 200 sq. mts. Thus, bringing the total floor space to roughly about 400 sq. mts.

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  • Good Morning! I would like to begin by stating the design intentions that are driving this refurbishment project. Let’s face it hospitals are stressful places; and increased levels of stress due to the kind of environment that you’re in, would surely not help you recover any faster. I believe that the transitory space of the reception lobby has to be sensitively dealt with to bring back the sense of control that a person loses when he’s sick. I’ll begin by elaborating on the Project Scope; I would like to bring to your attention that this is the first phase of a systematic refurbishment of the Prahran Surgical & Ambulatory Care Center. This phase deals with; (read from the slides)…. The patient information area, the central lobby space & the commercial areas. These then house the following functions. The floor space consists of 150 and 200 sq. mts. Thus, bringing the total floor space to roughly about 400 sq. mts.
  • Healing Spaces

    1. 1. Project Scope <ul><ul><li>The Patient Information Area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Central Lobby Space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial Areas </li></ul></ul>The emphasis for this project is placed upon developing “positive distractions” to encourage relaxation. Stimulating the senses with vibrant and engaging connections within the hospice. 200 m 2 including 20% circulation Cafe News Agency ATM’s 150 m 2 including 20% circulation <ul><li>The Phase deals with; </li></ul>Entry Reception Toilets – Public Lobby Seating Public Telephone Toilets – Disabled / Baby Change Wheel Chair Store Cleaner Bay Ambulance Bay Patient Care Centre Total Area of Approx. 400 m 2 <ul><li>First Phase of a systematic refurbishment of the Prahran Surgical & Ambulatory Care Center </li></ul>Cafe Pre-Admission/ Commercial Waiting Lobby Lift Foyer Entry Ramp Feature Landscape Water Feature
    2. 2. The Streetscape The Site The Context Punt Road Commercial Road PSACC Building
    3. 3. Does the current institutional hospital paradigm work ? Loud Synthetic “ Placeless” … no it doesn’t!
    4. 4. Target market <ul><li>General Community </li></ul><ul><li>Referring GP’s </li></ul><ul><li>Prahran Surgical ACC Primary & Emergency Support Services </li></ul>The visiting hours for the centre is from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. Expected visitors per day are 700. Waiting at the lobby is expected to be at 15-20 people at any given time. This excludes the in-house staff of 128. Expected traffic
    5. 5. Design
    6. 18. Interior

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