How to design healthcare spaces?

There is a wealth of research and studies on the needs and best practices for designing the interiors of healthcare facilities, including private clinics.


Here are some important aspects to consider when designing a healthcare facility space, based on the experience of a recent project at Enel-Med.
(Architect: Archimed, Distributor: Vip Service)

Why prioritize functionality?


Healthcare facility spaces should cater to the needs of doctors, administrators, and patients. There is significant emphasis on ergonomics in the workplace, and a clinic, by its nature, is where doctors spend a considerable amount of time and work.

Therefore, it's crucial to apply ergonomic principles to create a conducive work environment for doctors, who often face substantial mental strain.

In the new doctors' offices at the Enel-Med facility, one can find the Profim Violle chair, renowned for its elegant design and full individual adjustability. Complementing this is the fully upholstered Nu chair, providing patients with a sense of security and comfort during consultations.

How to ensure safety and hygiene?


Creating a safe and hygienic environment is paramount to minimize the risk of infections. Hygiene considerations encompass various aspects, including the choice of upholstery that is easy to disinfect.

Materials like Silvertex or Valencia vinyl, featuring PERMABLOK3® coating, offer top-tier antibacterial protection. Additionally, vinyl upholstery is stain-resistant, making it invaluable in high-traffic areas.

Hence, the decision by Archimed studio, in collaboration with Vip Service, to opt for Revo modular sofas upholstered in vinyl for common spaces.

Promoting a sense of privacy.


Visits to clinics, dispensaries, or hospitals often entail sensitive conversations and decisions. Providing adequate privacy during consultations is essential to foster trust and encourage patients to share their health concerns.

Enel-Med's new pediatric clinic distinctly separates the corridor space, the waiting room utilizing Revo seating with walls and Nu chairs to enhance the aesthetics and acoustics of the waiting area.

Aesthetics that influence the atmosphere


Creating a welcoming and tranquil atmosphere can help alleviate the stress and anxiety associated with medical visits. The interiors of the clinic, not only prioritize functionality but also emit a pleasant, even cheerful ambiance. 

The vibrant color scheme, comprising warm shades of yellow and subtle blues proposed by Archimed, along with cartoonish motifs on the walls, gives the medical rooms a light and casual feel.