Medical clinics are increasingly shedding their sometimes gloomy image and moving toward minimalist, often cool interiors, dominated by two colors at most. However, coziness shines through in the design by Ewelina Moszczyńska and Marta Puchalska-Kraciuk, the architects managed to soften the formal character of the place.
The private medical clinic designed by Moszczyńska Puchalska Studio Architektury is located in a historic part of Bydgoszcz in a building from the early 20th century. The premises is as high as 460 cm, and its spaciousness is complemented by epochal windows with curved edges. The architects decided to give it a new division, in line with its function, while they were keen to preserve the original elements of the interior, such as the arches. In the reception area, one of them divides the interior into two parts, and its geometry is emphasized by a darker color mapped also on the stone floor.
A subdued interior in which to relax before a pending visit
photo by Martyna Rudnicka
The architecture of the interior reflects the idea of the office - to take care of patients' health in a modern and sustainable way. The designers combined natural materials with contemporary forms, which resulted in a cozy, subdued interior where one can relax before a pending appointment. The furniture, lighting and graphics on the walls are by Polish artists. Among them areLexaval lamps or a vase by Malwina Konopacka.
Basia Hyjek: What was the main inspiration for the project?
Ewelina Moszczynska: From the beginning, the main thoughts were directed towards the patient, his feelings and comfort. We wanted this place to be more associated with a spa and not a medical clinic, while of course maintaining all the standards that must be met for this type of facility.
Basia: Where did you get the idea for such a choice of colors and materials?
Ewelina: We always try to use natural materials, regardless of the type of project. It was the same here. Hence natural stone, wood, ceramics. The exception is textiles, which in such places must be certified and coated for easy disinfection. The colors were to be bright to blend harmoniously with the materials already chosen. In addition, there is plenty of greenery in the interior, which further filters the air and has a beneficial effect on well-being. The premises have great light exposure. Soft light enters through the large display windows, which in itself is very soothing and emphasizes the natural beauty of objects and flowers.
The colors were to be bright to blend harmoniously with the materials already chosen
photo by Martyna Rudnicka
Basia: Accessories from Polish creators are a very nice touch.
Ewelina: We have great young creators, so we often use products from Polish companies to support our local design and craftsmanship.
Basia: What was the biggest challenge in creating this place?
Ewelina: As I mentioned earlier, medical premises have very high requirements in terms of hygiene, fire, as well as architecture. All the time you have to remember that in addition to the visual aspect, we have rigid technical guidelines that cannot be forgotten in the slightest. It's all about patient safety, so every detail was designed in detail and discussed with the investor and experts.