Fife Elective Orthopaedic Centre, Kirkcaldy
Sonnemann Toon Architects developed the interior design and wayfinding strategy for this holistically designed centre of excellence for orthopaedic care. The concept for the interior was to strengthen the visual connection to the outdoors to encourage patients to mobilise as soon as possible after surgery and to support them in physical activity for a speedy recovery. Consulting rooms, waiting areas and physiotherapy gyms open to a landscaped courtyard and wards have glazed breakout spaces with window seats in circulation areas. This visual connectivity to external space aids patient wellbeing and is reinforced through the natural themes which have inspired the artwork strategy. Interior finishes palette of pale timber and natural muted colours which, when contrasted with simple supergraphics in black and white, give clarity to wayfinding.