A new destination in Hong Kong provides all that is required to support health and wellbeing but in oh such a wonderful environment that is anything but ordinary.
26 December, 2022
As health and wellness are front of mind these days there has been an explosion of purpose-designed and -built facilities that both push the idea of wellbeing to the fore and encapsulate just what helps to sustain health. A new destination in Hong Kong for healthcare brand HUMANSA, is just such a project that offers a unique and original design coupled with incomparable amenity.
PANORAMA Design Group, with Horace Pan and his team at the helm, have produced a stunning design for HUMANSA that is set to wow the local populace for its outstanding interior but also provide respite in a very busy city.
The project was designed for New World Development Company, a business with a cultural vision and a philosophy for sustainability and social innovation with operations in Greater China. HUMANSA perfectly symbolises the artisanal approach of the brand and has been beautifully realised by PANORAMA.
The design of HUMANSA is most definitely not a typical clinical setting. As the first multi-functional flagship centre, a biophilic approach has been incorporated in this sustainable hub that prizes health and wellness. Sustainable, durable and recycled materials such as terrazzo floors, diatom mud walls and bamboo features have been included and help provide a natural calming space to improve health.
The project has already received a BEAM Plus Interiors Platinum rating, a holistic certification system on Green Interior Environment in Hong Kong, through the design innovation, indoor environmental quality, material application, energy and water use, Green Building attributes and property management.
The 1,400-square-metre floor plate has been sectioned into zones and the journey begins at the main entrance and consultation zone. Here there is a waiting area filled with natural light, flexible sofa settings, consultation booths and organic dispensary hut, along with a staff room and kitchen.
Moving to the dietetic zone, plantings abound and green lawn seating and bamboos screens delineate this area. The medical check-up and imaging zone is next and private organic shaped rooms with natural finish, diatom-mud walls and semi-frosted glass provide privacy and a place of serenity. A VIP area is situated here, along with ultrasound, mammogram, x-ray and eye screening rooms to complete the medical journey.
The physio and fitness spaces have been orientated towards spectacular Hong Kong harbour and underfoot is lawn-like vinyl flooring, individual terrazzo-clad change rooms and an infrared sauna with shower room. The inclusion of a bamboo screen helps to define the various training areas but also affords a more intimate experience for clients.
PANORAMA Design Group was established in 2003 by Horace Pan. As a key design figure in Hong Kong, Pan has received myriad awards and accolades and is currently Chairman of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association, among many other positions. His practice is renowned for creating unique spatial experiences for the property development, hospitality, retail, education and health and wellness sectors. The studio adapts boundary-crossing strategies to create ‘multi-purpose/composite spaces’ that respond to Asia’s rapidly-changing lifestyles.
There is no doubt the HUMANSA is a game-changing design for health and wellbeing in the region. The design looks to the future but is also sensitive in sustaining the environment for today. HUMANSA is a powerful project that sets a new standard for health that is both imaginative and inspirational and it’s just the place to revive and regenerate the body and soul in such a metropolis as Hong Kong.
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