COLLECTIVE TEAM: Betty Ng as Senior Architect at OMA
Instead of the familiar row of dental operating rooms lining an anonymous corridor, the sequence of rooms - containing operating theatres, hygienist facilities, x-ray and waiting rooms - are detached from the façade and slightly rotated towards each other. Each operating room receives natural light through openings in the walls. Patients can in turn see the Hong Kong cityscape through the openings.
The spaces for circulation, waiting, and reception are custom designed for art display. Openings on the walls of the boxes bring natural lighting; the rooms are single standing objects, revealing the building's original structure. The dentists' art collection is displayed throughout the practice, where tempered lighting and gallery wall finishes lend an unusually refined ambiance to an environment that is typically utilitarian.
LOCATION: Hong Kong, China
AREA: 150 m2
CLIENT: Dr. Rupert Gildenhuys
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