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Sime Darby Medical Centre

Healthcare is increasingly about more than just providing a location to seek medical assistance from. It is now a total 'wellness' experience. Wellbeing no longer constitutes only a healthy state of body, but also a healthy state of mind and soul. The increasing trend is toward that hospitals are just as much luxury hotels, in terms of both accommodation and experience. Exploiting world-class architecture and interior design firm dwp's expertise in both high-end hospitality and healthcare design led to the award of the interiors contract of the Sime Darby Medical Centre at Ara Damansara.

dwp developed a concept intent on establishing warmth and comfort, alongside the demanding performance requirements of The Sime Darby Medical Centre. The design creates a space that transcends 'facility', by becoming as welcoming and engaging as a top-class resort, with no compromise made on the functional requirements of first class healthcare.

dwp sought to generate a home-away-from-home atmosphere, for all of the public areas and all ward rooms, for around 11,000sqms of the interiors. Fabrics, textures and lighting were chosen to convey a sense of comfort throughout. Some of the standout areas of design include the main reception ceiling and the vast waiting area atrium that play with light and form, for a fluid, relaxing ambience, with comfortable furniture. Many of the materials chosen were sourced locally to reduce impact on the environment, allow costs to remain within budget and bring maximum design impact, relatable to the location, in this holistic centre of excellence for brain, heart, spine and joint healthcare.

Location: Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Area: 38,000sqm
Completion: April 2012
 
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