Interior design project of i29 for a dental clinic

We are all aware of the importance of interior design to ensure the quality of life of spaces and the experience of users. Interior design projects for the healthcare industry deserve particular attention, especially considering that many of the finishes selected for new, expanded or renovated healthcare facilities are more than just passive elements creating a ambience: these choices contribute to the establishment’s key mission of caring for patients.
This is the case of Dentistea dental clinic in Amsterdam with architectural design and brand identity created by dutch studio i29 to produce a clear and unified tone of voice for this first site in the Dentista dental care chain. The architects of i29 have always distinguished themselves by their impeccable taste combining practicality and beauty in the spaces they design; in the case of the dental clinic, the architects used natural wood, already apparent on the exterior of the clinic building, lots of greenery and an open plan to make patients feel comfortable and at ease . A very significant achievement, considering the high level of stress people normally associate with a visit to the dentist!
The i29 team opted for the clean lines and clean white intuitively associated with medical professionalism, combining these elements with a central garden forming a true well of light. Daylight enters through the ceiling, in an architectural solution that not only benefits the clinic’s lush plants, but also contributes to the well-being of patients in the waiting room.
The lush greenery of the inner garden separates the patients in the waiting room from the busy road outside, while the steeply sloping green area and reception area provide a buffer zone between the waiting area and the wards treatment.
The highlight of the project is certainly the courtyard garden, because this green heart of the clinic, invisible from the outside, offers a view of nature and a lot of daylight even in the patient treatment areas, a factor which is not only aesthetically pleasing but which has a beneficial effect on the psychology of patients. And the connection to the outside world doesn’t stop there: patients lying in the dentist’s chair can even see the sky, through large round skylights in the ceiling.
The 260 square meter project also includes more private and sheltered spaces at the rear of the clinic, containing state-of-the-art dental technology such as x-ray equipment and the sterilization room.
The design strategy proposed by the architects of i29 for Dentista aims to create a functional, fresh and clean space offering users a true experience of well-being, because the interior design can make all the difference, especially in a delicate context such as a healthcare establishment. Getting treatment in a beautiful and pleasant place should be the norm, not the exception!

Christiane Burklein

Project: i29
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Year: 2021
Images: Thomas von Schaik

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