Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Experience Juliana Children’s Hospital in The Hague, Netherlands by Tinker imagineers
January 17th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Tinker imagineers
Visiting a hospital is quite an experience. To comfort and distract the young patients visiting the new Juliana Children’s hospital in The Hague (NL), five little buddies pop up all around the hospital to distract the children (and their parents), to make them laugh or provide information.
Tinker imagineers developed the storyline of the wonderful journey of Hugg, Happy, Fold, C-bot and Vizzle through the hospital, accompanying the children during their stay. Every character has its own personality, so every child will find one to identify with.
Over 4000 m2 of unique graphic wallpaper covers the walls of the corridors, waiting areas and treatment rooms in a magical world of sun, sea & sand. In the most nerve-racking situations, such as the pre-operating room and treatments room(s) these characters come to life in moving projections and interactive animations.
In the corridor to the operating room our five little friends even walk along to reduce the stress. And when the children wake up in the recovery room, they are there too!
The lift is another magical place. An animation in the porthole shows the children where they are: under water (ground floor), on the beach (first floor) or in the air (second floor). At playtime, they can visit the life-size play ship, the beach houses or the lighthouse.
The adventure continues for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House on the top floor. Children can fly to fantasy worlds in the cockpit of the airship to forget they are in the hospital.
The goal of the concept was to create a wondrous world that would provide distraction. Research shows that a child-friendly, distracting environment reduces stress and the perception of pain in sick children, which helps them to recover sooner.
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