A dermatology clinic with warm accents is opened in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
A gym at the Centre Médical du Haut Richelieu is transformed into a state-of-the-art dermatology clinic. The clinic’s dual vocation (consultation and phototherapy) presented a challenge in terms of organization in a compact and highly windowed room. The chief dermatologist wanted to make it a warm, yet ultra-functional space to ensure the comfort of her patients without compromising their privacy. And she succeeded! The new clinic now has six consultation rooms, an operating room, four phototherapy booths, two closed offices, a large reception area with waiting areas and a lounge for employees.
The rounded shapes of the three main volumes correspond to the reception, phototherapy and consultation rooms. In addition to creating visual landmarks, they structure the circulation. They are arranged in such a way as to separate the comings and goings of patients from those of the staff. The lime plaster’s warm tones in the reception area and the woodwork’s red oak distinguish each volume while warming the atmosphere. In contrast, the opalescent glass partitions of the phototherapy booths with their turquoise curtains surprise with their smooth and glossy finish. Optimistic, the Clinique du Haut Richelieu offers its benevolence to its patients as well as to the nursing staff thanks to the audacity of its architecture!
ArchitectureL. McComber – living architecture
TeamPatrice Lebel, Olivia Daigneault-Deschênes, Emmanuelle Dorais, Jérôme Lemieux, Olivier Lord, Laurent McComber
ConstructionLes Constructions Hub Inc.
- Index-Design– January 2021