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Playful Child Care

Clinic for TSC Architects

TSC Architects has designed a distinctive roof with three layers in three design strategies. The first is to gently wrap the patient. Next, the space is divided into infectious diseases and non-infectious diseases, and the space is designed to feel the wholeness. Finally, the light from the windows in the gaps in the roof illuminates the eaves ceiling, giving a glimpse of the activities inside. Surrounded by the warmth of wood and picture books, the atrium waiting room is a place where patients and children can be energetic while taking precautions against infection.

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Unique Properties

This building with its eye-catching roof is a pediatric clinic. Patients are soothed by the warmth of the wood and the curving design. The wall-to-wall bookshelf of picture books eases children's anxieties. The waiting areas are distributed in three locations to prevent infection, but the curved surfaces and atrium create a sense of spatial connectivity. Also, after the sun goes down, the light overflowing through the gaps in the roof gives a sense of ease to the inorganic streetscape.

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Architecture, Hospital, Design, Life, Health, Public, Clinic, Wood, Childcare

Production Technology

In designing this building, infectious disease control was an important consideration. Patients are directed by nurses to different waiting areas depending on their symptoms (infectious and non-infectious). The waiting area, which faces the outside and surrounds the examination rooms, creates two gently demarcated waiting areas. The fact that they are not separated by walls also has the advantage that nurses can respond quickly to sudden changes in a patient's condition.

Design Challenge

The shape of the roof was achieved through in-depth discussions with the structural designer. We went through a process of trial and error to find the shape that would look most beautiful when viewed from the street in front of the building. The steeply folded roof was a challenge, but as a result, the interior space feels spacious and defines the impression of the space. In addition, in order to make the tips look beautiful, the gutters were specially made instead of using ordinary ones.

Project Duration

Project duration did from September 2018 to May 2019. Location is 2-11-3 Josai, Nishi-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.

Operation Flow

The roof that wraps around the building not only increases the visibility of this building, but is also effective in the comfort that patients feel. The eaves extending toward the front street welcome patients. As they enter, they can see all the way to the second floor and are amazed at the expanse of space. And there are slits under each roof. This gives the large roof a light and friendly impression to people. The activities of the interior are expressed to the city through the slit.

Research

In Japanese clinics, patients are usually crowded into waiting rooms, which carries a high risk of nosocomial infection. We designed a building with spatial expansiveness throughout, while dividing the flow of patients according to their symptoms. We also avoided the inorganic space that is common in conventional clinics and designed the building with the warmth of wood. Currently, the building is also used as a vaccination site for COVID-19, supporting the health of local residents.

Inspiration

This is a reconstruction project for a pediatric clinic that has operated on this site for many years. TSC Architects were conscious of the connection with the community. They designed a space surrounded by the warmth of wood and picture books that would be endearing to local children. They also considered that the activities inside would be warmly expressed to the town. This building is an important part of the community, providing a sense of security for those raising children.

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Project Overview

Playful Child Care Clinic has been a Iron winner in the Architecture, Building and Structure Design award category in the year 2021 organized by the prestigious A' Design Award & Competition. The Iron A' Design Award is awarded to good designs that meet the rigorous professional and industrial standards set by the A' Design Awards. This recognition is reserved for works that demonstrate a solid understanding of design principles and show creativity within their execution. Recipients of the Iron A' Design Award are acknowledged for their practical innovations and contributions to their respective fields, providing solutions that improve quality of life and foster positive change. These designs are a testament to the skill and dedication of their creators, showcasing their ability to address real-world challenges through thoughtful design.

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