more than 'just' a beautiful view and greenery in the interior
ZAANS MEDICAL CENTER
The spearhead in designing the medical centre Zaans Medisch Centrum (ZMC) was the creation of a Healing Environment for patients, situated in the Burgemeester in ‘t Veldpark. In doing so, the building volume as a whole functions as a noise barrier. A second important theme is finding your way. The outpatient clinics are arranged around the Plaza and the main entrances of the nursing wards are situated on the Passage. All the transport of beds and goods has been separated from the flow of visitors.Alternating daylight and patios with trees lend liveliness to the Plaza and the Passage. The sun penetrating deeply into the room, or the slate grey clouds hanging threateningly above the Zaans-treek: in these urban interiors it is always possible to experience day or night, sun or rain.