Design of the new Children‘s Daytime Oncology and Hematology Center at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital (Barcelona). A project created by the Small Foundation and materialized by donations from diferent institutions, foundations and individuals. This is a global project in which we developed the naming, brand design and visual code, service design and user experience of the different areas.
Developed in collaboration with Plasencia Arquitectura architecture studio / Photos by Adrià Goula
The new Daytime Hospital has been divided into three different spaces: the natural environment, the universe and the racing circuit.
We have defined this new Daytime hospital as a “Parc d’Atencions” –“Care Park”– (a wordplay with the definition of an amusement park in catalan, a friendly environment for the youngests). The “Care Park“ is a place where young patients and their families receive all kind of cares and attention: medical, personal and emotional.
The new Daytime Hospital has been divided into three different spaces: the natural environment (the waiting room designed for three different publics: child, teenagers and parents), the universe (the area of medical consultations) and the racing circuit (the boxes and treatment area). We worked with wood and natural materials, non-invasive decorative elements and warm lighting design trying to create a friendly environment for patients and the medical crew working daily on it.
Within the design service exercise we’ve conceptualized and designed different areas where to find complicity between people (table/co-work area), playground area at the scale of the younger patients (cottage) and the pouff areas for teenage patients. We have designed a friendly environment to make a more nice and enjoyable experience for all type of patients in a delicate situation, where calm colors and indirect and natural lighting predominates.