Praxis Kreuzplatz, Zurich CH, 2019

In recent years, interiors focused on wellbeing and health have become increasingly popular as people become more aware of the impact their surroundings have on their mental and physical health. Visual comfort was our main goal when designing the intimate, patient-oriented eye clinic near Zurich. The site houses an entrance area with reception and waiting area for patients as well as smaller, ophthalmologic examination rooms and strictly divided rooms for surgeries.
Our approach to achieving visual comfort in the given space was simplicity and purity of design. We wanted to create a sense of calm and order by introducing monochromatic furnishings. However, we wanted to prevent the space from looking too bland or sterile, so we opted for some strong motifs. These accents were used to break up the monochrome and create a dynamic and visually interesting space. White walls and textiles create a neutral backdrop to a room, while black elements create contrast and highlight key elements of the design. White curtains become walls that create new spaces for eye examinations. These spaces, with soft, unobtrusive boundaries designed to be easily moved by patients, are intended to give them a sense of comfort. The combination of soft and hard materials was another way to create a comfortable and appealing interior.

Therapie Kreuzplatz

Time 2019-2020
Team Tommi Mäkynen, Mirjam Niemeyer