Salvia Medical Clinic

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design - SPA / Fitness / Wellness
  • University
    Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Lead Designer
    Laikyn Julies
  • Architect
    MLB Architects
  • Location
    Undefined location
  • Client
  • Project Date

Salvia Medical Center was designed to offer solace amid the challenges of the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare workers and patients alike experienced anxiety, exhaustion, and post-traumatic stress during this period. To combat this, the clinic aimed to create a safe and welcoming environment. Private examination rooms and collaborative spaces struck a balance between safety and social interaction.

Biophilic design principles inspired the incorporation of natural elements, including colors and materials reminiscent of the salvia plant's health benefits. A soothing palette of pale greens akin to sage promotes tranquility. Earthy curves and timber slats add a natural touch. Blues accentuated wayfinding and staff areas, while patient examination rooms featured vibrant South African wallpaper, mirroring salvia's seasonal flowering hues, providing visual variety.