Um cenário de cor na nova Ala Pediátrica do Hospital de São João do Porto / ARG Studio
‘Let’s go fly a kite?’ – the structure and the illustration, a bond by means of an set up. The brand new Pediatric Ward of Hospital São João in Porto, after years of expectation and media consideration, has turn into the benchmark for the renovation and innovation of the Portuguese Healthcare System. On that be aware, the Hospital Administration had the imaginative and prescient of not solely guarantee the very best diploma of therapy companies but in addition guarantee the well-being, consolation, and pleasure of the younger sufferers. With this in thoughts, they’ve chosen a multidisciplinary staff to mission a picture, a setting and an surroundings for the Ward’s social areas, circulation and leisure areas. The problem was to determine a bond between the architectural language of the Leisure Space and the illustrated narrative all through the constructing corridors. Structure set the colour, the colour engaged the Illustration, and the Illustration discovered the primary character: the kite. The kite flew out the drawings into the Ward’s entrance, the place the place this story begins.
The kite’s Set up turns into alive by means of the mix of straightforward shapes scattered alongside the corridor and entrance hall ceiling. Similar to a toddler’s toy. Between the creativeness and the figurative this set up triggers the curiosity and playfulness of those that enter the constructing and units the tone for the remainder of the journey. The Leisure Space is crucial within the restoration, consolation and well-being of the youngsters’s keep within the Ward. The Inside Structure mission by ARG Studio, units a sequence of areas of a programmatic spectrum, from the research space, library, bodily actions, digital video games, or just taking part in areas. Every room has a shade creating an immersive setting which as an entire, and thru a various shade palette, offers a dynamic however serene surroundings. This proposal permits from a toddler to a young person to be stimulated, providing each communal and sharing areas in addition to reclusion and intimate areas. An surroundings that enables the inevitable amplitude of the totally different restoration states of thoughts.
The Illustration mission, by Francisca Ramalho, is the kite journey alongside the Ward. A pathway by means of visible landscapes crammed with mysterious vegetation and hidden animals. An illustrated itinerary on large-scale panels that add little moments of dream and play to the partitions, the place is feasible to query, think about, or just ponder the colourful shapes. This narrative inquires a little bit of fantasy to a spot meant to heal ache and struggling. A spot that holds many various histories: some sadder, some happier. This fantasy realm permits, even when solely briefly, to fly away from the complexity of actuality and relaxation.