The careful integration of architecture, urban design, landscape, interior, and spatial identity have resulted in an environment that helps reduce the stress of a hospital visit and advance recovery. It is an efficient and compact building in which professional healthcare and a personal approach strengthen each other.
Silo designed a distinctive spatial identity that provides positive distraction and contributes to the orientation and wayfinding. A striking series of hand-drawn illustrations have been integrated into the architecture and refers to elements of the region’s industrial heritage. The highlight is a 1,500m2 drawing of the human body in the central hall.
Previously, Silo’s work for Zaans Medical Center has won awards from the Art Directors Club of New York (ADC Awards), a Yellow Pencil from Design and Art Direction (D&AD) in the UK, a Red Dot Award and several European Design Awards.