Designed by luis vidal + architects, the shimmering facades of Álvaro Cunquiero Hospital in Vigo, Spain, constantly change colour due to their prismatic-paint coating. Photo: Cortizo

JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED
 
Architonic’s latest international architectural survey is all about increasing circulation.
 
Steady streams of air, light and movement are fundamental not only to healthcare architecture, but also to treatment and recovery. New hospital spaces like luis vidal + architects' Álvaro Cunquiero Hospital in Vigo, Spain, and Norman Foster’s natural-light-filled Maggie’s Centre in Manchester, UK, are built to heal. 

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Event Agenda July 2017
Heal Thyself: New Healthcare Architecture 
Material Tendencies N°44: Khodi Feiz

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Inspiring Search Results N°67: Hospital Benches
Inspiring Spaces N°58: Hospitals
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EVENT AGENDA JULY 2017

 
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HEAL THYSELF: NEW HEALTHCARE ARCHITECTURE 
Text: Dominic Lutyens

As hospitals embrace a more patient-centred approach, so do their architects, giving rise to curative spaces that emphasise a closeness to nature and stress-free wayfinding. 

Norman Foster visualised a domestic atmosphere in a garden setting when designing this Maggie’s Centre in his home town of Manchester. Photo: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Hospital design today – even within the public sector – reflects a shift away from prioritising the staff's convenience to focusing on patients’ wellbeing. David Watts, managing director of CCD Design & Ergonomics, a human behaviour and design agency, points to evidence of this in the UK’s National Health Service, which aims to drive up levels of customer satisfaction: “To achieve this, hospitals are looking to other sectors, such as hotels.” 

The rounded contours of the Coordinated Centre of Oncology in Lausanne, Switzerland, designed by meier + associés architectes, seek to counter the anxiety often experienced in an oncology department. Photos: Yves André

Watts cites the importance now placed on effective wayfinding in hospitals traditionally blighted by labyrinthine, featureless corridors that are disorientating for patients and visitors and make it longer than necessary for staff to get from A to B.

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N°44: KHODI FEIZ
 
Architonic recently spoke to Amsterdam-based industrial designer Khodi Feiz, who specialises in furniture design and consumer technologies. 

Khodi Feiz: Materials are an ever-evolving issue and when looking back, I find the tendency is to always return to natural materials.

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SOMETHING'S BREWING: GAGGENAU
Text: Simon Keane-Cowell
Luxury home-appliances brand GAGGENAU is bringing the outside in with fully automatic, professional-grade espresso machines. Go on. Have another cup. 
 
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BEATS PER MINUTE: TECHNOGYM
Text: Alyn Griffiths
The Italian fitness products manufacturer TECHNOGYM chose Antonio Citterio to conceive its revolutionary new Milan flagship store as well as an equipment line.
 
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THE SWEETEST SOUND: ACOUSTICPEARLS
Text: Simon Keane-Cowell
Using insight and aesthetic sensibility, German manufacturer ACOUSTICPEARLS has been fighting for almost 10 years against noise pollution in interior spaces. 
 
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YOUR FLOOR: DOMOTEX 2018
Text: Simon Keane-Cowell
DOMOTEX, the Hanover-based, leading international exhibition for floor coverings, will launch its first keynote theme in January 2018 under the title "Unique Youniverse".
 
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HEARING AID: FANTONI 
Text: Simon Keane-Cowell
When the architects of a new big-league conference centre in Algiers needed an acoustics partner, they turned to premium Italian manufacturer FANTONI.
 
 
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ROVIVA:
SLEEPING ON CLOUD NINE
Text: Carina Iten
SCHÄTTI LEUCHTEN:
SHAPELY FIGURES
Text: Cornelia Etter
SENSES:
A TREAT FOR THE SENSES
Text: Cornelia Etter
SCHLOSSBERG:
IT'S ALL IN THE FINE PRINT
Text: Mirjam Rombach
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INSPIRING SEARCH RESULTS N°67: HOSPITAL BENCHES

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INSPIRING SPACES N°58: HOSPITALS

Projects > Architecture > Hospitals
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ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN PROJECTS ON ARCHITONIC

 
MEIER + ASSOCIÉS ARCHITECTES
Lausanne University Hospital Extension
Lausanne | Vaud, Switzerland | Completed 2015
Photographer: Yves André
TO MEIER + ASSOCIÉS ARCHITECTES' PROFILE
LUIS VIDAL + ARCHITECTS
Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital
Vigo | Spain | Completed 2015

Photographer: Cortizo
 
TO LUIS VIDAL + ARCHITECTS' PROFILE
GERKAN / MARG + PARTNER
Wuzhen Medical Park
Shanghai | China | Completed 2016
Photographer: Christian Gahl
TO GERKAN / MARG + PARTNER'S PROFILE
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