All white: Children’s dental clinic freshens up

08 : 01 : 2014 White Space : Dental : Clinic

Sicily, Italy – Like the white teeth its patients leave with, the interior of the White Space orthodontic clinic in the Sicilian city of Catania is shiny and bright with perfect lines.

Bureauhub, the architecture firm behind the redesign, installed synthetic material white Corian seamlessly throughout the space. It curves into seating and is embedded with information screens and signs.

Since 80% of the clinic’s clients are children, the designers also included child-friendly elements into the bright space, such as cubbyholes for hiding in and child’s eye-level signage that uses both words and symbols to transmit information.

‘We aimed to tickle the senses and arouse curiosity, reversing the typical expectations of a waiting area into a self-exploration environment,’ say the architects.

Medical spaces are often sterile and uncomfortable. For more on how design is enhancing these spaces, read our Designer Pharmacies microtrend.