Embryocare Clinic is a 200 square meter flat interior reconstruction in the city center of Athens, GREECE designed by Athens based architectural office MABarchitects. The architects were commissioned to design and construct a gynecological clinic which specializes in assisted reproduction. Most of the flats in the Athenian city center have been converted into offices, health centers and similar programs.
MABarchitects redesigned the interior of the flat having in mind a positive and calm environment which will assist the mother-to-be in conceiving a baby. Such a serene environment also assists the high tension and strenuous task which the gynecologists have to carry out. It is very important to design for the end-user and MABarchitects managed to do so successfully by clearly understanding the needs of the clients // gynecologists and their patients.
For the construction phase of the project the flat was entirely gutted including all installations as well. All new wiring, plumbing, and central air installations are hidden behind the wall cladding, ceilings and the new flooring wherever necessary. The layout of the 200 square meter flat was divided into two doctors offices/examination rooms, two waiting rooms, two wash closets, a kitchenette, a reception, an accounting office, and a conference room. The choice of the material and their cellular-like structure subconsciously makes reference to the nature of the work performed in the surgery of the conception process.
Furthermore, one may make perceive the fluorescent ceiling lights as an ovary or an embryo due to their shape. Partitions and wall claddings are made of special translucent sandwich panels, made of two sheets of Perspex and the in-between gap, which is filled with plastic straws of different diameters. The material and the way it has been constructed allow for amazing effects and change the level of transparency depending on the viewpoint.