Teen & Childrens Waiting Room
Boex have designed two exciting hospital waiting rooms for young people at NHS Salisbury District Hospital , working closely with ArtCare. The project was initiated with a one day workshop, where we worked with a group of local teenagers to design and build a 1:1 scale model of the waiting room using cardboard. Key ideas were developed into the initial Architectural and interior design concepts and are present in the final project.
Fitting the themes 'tree tops' and 'water world, both spaces include detailing that is compliant with NHS safety and hygiene standards. We worked with photographic imagery to produce underwater themed light shades, adding interest to the space.
A large wall graphic resembling the coast of the local area, features poems to calm and reassure visitors.
Healthcare compliant upholstery to meet NHS infection control standards
The 'tree tops' space includes a canopy of leaves and etched plates, which children can take rubbings from. The design features soft radius edges and padded floor areas. Incorporated seating allows children to play safely under the supervision of their parents.
Initial concepts in sketch form, incorporating key elements from the workshop process, below.
Lighting features below, were directly translated into the final Architectural design, initial model making allowed testing to inform dimensions.