Sayanomoto Clinic / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

Sayanomoto Clinic / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

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Saga, Japan
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  308
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs Photographs:  Naoomi Kurozumi
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AGORABRIX, ing style furniture
  • Book Direction:BACH / Yoshitaka Haba
  • Structural Design:ASD / Ryuji Tabata, Takayuki Tabata
  • Facility Design:EOS plus / Kazuhiro Endo
  • Landscape:Takio Inada
  • Graphic Design:musubime / Takehiro Kawase
  • Floor Area:308.58 sqm
  • City:Saga
  • Country:Japan
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© Naoomi Kurozumi
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Text description provided by the architects. We were approached to design a mental health clinic in Saga City specializing in the treatment of patients with dementia. As in other towns and regions, Saga's aging population has created a greater need for healthcare for the elderly. Ordinarily, healthcare facilities are planned and constructed on the advice of medical professionals with the sole consideration of creating a space for efficient and safe treatment of patients.

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© Naoomi Kurozumi
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In this clinic, however, a special "Learning" common space was created intended for patients living with dementia and their families.

This "Learning" space is not meant to directly treat the illness but rather to provide visitors with a starting point for facing the condition of dementia.

© Naoomi Kurozumi
© Naoomi Kurozumi

In addition to an outdoor garden designed to recreate the local scenery of rice fields and mountains using local flora, a 30 meter bookshelf was constructed containing pictorial books intended not so much to be "read" but rather to be "seen" and impart an impression on the reader.

© Naoomi Kurozumi
© Naoomi Kurozumi

By creating a common space where patients, staff and families can interact, we seek to connect people through "Learning."

© Naoomi Kurozumi
© Naoomi Kurozumi

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Address:Saga, Saga Prefecture, Japan

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Cite: "Sayanomoto Clinic / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop" 19 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/795348/sayanomoto-clinic-yamazaki-kentaro-design-workshop> ISSN 0719-8884
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Sayanomoto 诊所 / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

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