The Barcelona architecture agency Onze04 transforms a commercial space into a minimal space dedicated to hosting an ophthalmology practice. In other words, the project constitutes an architectural feat that gives pride of place to the medical sector.

In order to sweep away the usual image of the austere and sanitized medical center, the architects imagine a bright and warm space. The Onze04 agency opted for an elegant interior, daring to combine colors and materials.
The office takes place in a 400 square meter room located on the ground floor of a new building of apartments and offices, and hosts a secretariat, a waiting room, five consultation units, a break room, a independent unit and sanitary facilities.

Installed at the junction of dwellings and premises, the ophthalmology office extends lengthwise over the entire thickness of the building. If the south facade includes only a few glazing lines, the main one, which overlooks the boulevard, is entirely glazed. The project is therefore organized around a central diagonal space which connects the two facades, allowing the diffusion of natural light to be promoted through a through movement and a play on the size of the spaces. This luminous backbone, which leads to the consultation units, also houses the common rooms: reception, secretariat, waiting room and access to the airlocks.

Inside, the walls are clad in white painted wooden battens arranged at regular intervals on an azure blue background. This mixture of materials, wood and painted concrete, as well as the choice of colors, aims to generate a playful kinetic effect and thus soften the coldness of the medical context. The architects choose to draw perspectives, maximize natural light and create a friendly atmosphere in collective spaces. A real master stroke!

Project title : Office of Ophthalmologists on the island of Nantes
Location: Nantes (44)
Owner: Kairos Company
Mastery of work : Eleven04
Surface area: 400 m² SDP
Cost of works: 422 000 € HT
Calendar : 2019 delivery

To learn more, visit the Onze04 website

Photographs: François Dantart

Léa Pagnier

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