Overview in images of Healthcare Center Buiksloterham, a project by Space Encounters Office for Architecture
About Healthcare Center Buiksloterham, a project by Space Encounters Office for Architecture
Once one of the most polluted industrial areas of Amsterdam, Buiksloterham has now become a frontier for life and work as it transforms into a vibrant and sustainable part of the city. While a permanent healthcare centre will eventually arrive, a temporary healthcare centre was envisioned to accompany the transition from a desolate post-industrial site to a bustling district. In strong contrast with its drab surroundings, the Healthcare Center Buiksloterham makes a striking appearance. The bright yellow radiates health and vigour, while its arresting shape almost makes a trip to the doctor an exciting outing.
In essence, the design of the building consists of twelve prefabricated container units. The containers give space to several patient rooms, a physiotherapy room and a small lab. The remarkable colour of the bright yellow perimeter wall marks its presence and secludes the intimacy of the interior spaces. The fence neatly envelops the containers, concealing them, providing privacy in the rooms, while accommodating space for an entrance and reception area, a garden and a breakout space within its boundaries.