A protected world
The new Mental Clinic High Care is located in an old country estate surrounded by different buildings for mental health care. The building is designed with a rather closed facade towards the street which conceals a protected world behind, connected with nature and the surrounding landscape. Walls and floor patterns flow from outside into the interior.
A meandering sequence of lounges
To improve the orientation within the building and to prevent the perception of a clinical corridor we designed the circulation spaces in a way that no opposite walls stands parallel to each other. A communal corridor, connecting different sections of the building, transforms into a meandering sequence of lounges. It is a remarkable achievement in a mental clinic that corridors in the heart of the building have become enjoyable spaces, where forms, materials, views, natural light and planting create an evident relationship with nature.