Flexibility is a term often heard while speaking about hospital design. The reason why is rather obvious: developments in healthcare require different spatial needs.
Developing a new healthcare facility is not an occasion that arises frequently for most people. If you get this extraordinary challenge you will want to build the best possible facility. But what is the best?
A Dutch newspaper recently reported that large museums are emerging all over China, but without art collections or exhibitions of any significance. Dutch expertise from the renown museums like the Rijksmuseum is flown in by the Chinese to let museums become more than a status project where ‘size matters’. For hospitals a similar situation exists. But where a museum without art is basically a waste of money, a hospital that does not function is much worse.