FAAB Architektura Conceives of a Cutting-Edge Fertility Clinic in Wrocław, Poland
Based in Poland, Invicta takes a holistic approach to women’s fertility, offering patients a full suite of diagnostic services and state-of-the-art treatments—from gynecology and genetics to IVF and psychology—under one roof. The company’s new 9,000-square-foot clinic in the southwest city of Wrocław encompasses consultation and treatment rooms, an outpatient hospital (complete with operating theater for laparoscopic procedures), and high-tech laboratories to support IVF, ICSI, and the like. Hired to oversee the facility’s design, FAAB Architektura took inspiration from the patients it serves: those seeking—and succeeding from—fertility treatments. The Warsaw practice created a sensitive and conceptually sound scheme that subtly nods to the transformative aspects of pregnancy, firm cofounders Adam Białobrzeski and Adam Figurski explain: “Curved geometry characteristic of the female body during the prenatal development of a child—the tension of abdominal skin and caused by fetal movement—determined the character of the interior.”
This idea plays out in the form of sinuous elements and environmental graphics that embellish all surfaces of the waiting areas and public corridors: backlit stretch-ceiling treatments, two-tone heterogeneous flooring, glossy gold paint. (The latter was executed by FAAB team members after they were unable to find a contractor who could transfer the graphic templates to the walls and ceilings.) A juxtaposition of translucent and opaque, matte and reflective, gold and silver creates further dynamism and a tone of optimism.
A testament to the success of the design, some 69 couples successfully received fertility treatment in just the first few months since the ribbon cutting. And the clinic’s purview expanded to take on a public health role during the pandemic, switch-hitting as a COVID-19 vaccination site for locals.
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