Playful is the Prescription for This Hospital in Istanbul
2023 Best of Year Winner for Healthcare
Originally brought on to devise the client’s corporate headquarters, Gensler’s scope ultimately encompassed the interiors for three buildings of Acibadem Healthcare Group’s Istanbul campus: the HQ, plus Acibadem Ataşehir Hospital and Children’s Pavilion. The main hospital is vast, including 298 beds, 86 polyclinics, and 10 operating rooms across 700,000 square feet. But the overall tone is calm, particularly in the lobby where soft lighting and curved lines combine with such multisensory elements as classical piano music and a lavender scent. Beyond the Turkish marble reception desk and monumental digital artwork, tulip-shape columns frame views of an outdoor garden, all yielding a serene entry setting. Outpatient clinic rooms feature consultation areas conceived to accommodate practitioner, patient, and loved one. Playful is the prescription for the pavilion, where a fiberglass hot-air balloon and patterned oak paneling depicting a family of deer delight.
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