Communal Activity Area
The communal area is designed for patients, relatives and staff. The activities in this area are laid out around small local squares, each of which provides a setting related to the Centre’s key themes: diet, exercise, new knowledge etc.
Here there will also be special rooms/spaces associated with these themes. For example, there will be a food lab and café at the ‘Diet Square’, a library and exhibition at the ‘Knowledge Square’, a gym with changing rooms at the ‘Exercise Square’ and workshops at the ‘Exhibition Square’. There will also be search stations, comfortable seating niches and dedicated children’s areas.
The communal areas will feature a recognisably Nordic atmosphere. The floors and slatted roofs will be timber with a generous textural feel, and the overall sense will be of nature playing the star role in the character of the building. The change of seasons will create a beautiful variety throughout the year. In winter the snow will create a vivid contrast to the building’s warm interior. Meanwhile, in summer, the changing colours of the landscaping will lend the building a fascinatingly diverse interior.