Parc d’Atencions is a new children’s daytime oncology and hematology center at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, one of the largest hospitals in Spain. It’s a project created by the Fundación Small and materialized by donations from different institutions, companies and individuals.
Toormix (Barcelona, Spain)
We have defined this new Daytime hospital as a "Parc d'Atencions" — "Care Park" — (a wordplay with the definition of an amusement park in catalan, a friendly environment for the youngests). The "Care Park" is a place where young patients and their families receive all kind of cares and attention: medical, personal and emotional. The new Daytime Hospital has been divided into three different spaces: the natural environment (the waiting room designed for three different publics: child, teenagers and parents), the universe (the area of medical consultations) and the racing circuit (the boxes and treatment area). We worked with wood and natural materials, non-invasive decorative elements and warm lighting design trying to create a friendly environment for patients and the medical crew working daily on it.
Toormix provided press release
Images (opinion after)
This isn't our usual type of project — either in expanse (it's one area of one hospital) or discipline (environmental graphics) — but I was quite smitten with it and figured you would all enjoy it. As a limited, branded environment for young kids and teenagers, the space brims with optimism and a sense of comfort. Everything from the color palette to the materials to the actual illustrations are happy and soothing. And, relevant to this blog, there is a nice sense of cohesiveness across all the applications even as all the graphic elements vary subtly. The room numbers alone deserve their own post. I also like how the spaces are not crowded with the illustrations but rather punctuate large walls and empty spaces with small bursts of grooviness.