IIDA Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards 2018

Published on 12 October 2018

Designed by DP Design, Perennial International Specialist Medical Centre, Chengdu, China, was named winner of IIDA Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards 2018 in the Healthcare category. Originally intended as a retail mall, the development was repositioned as a one-stop premier comprehensive specialist medical centre that provides top quality medical services in China.

Facing the unique challenge of designing a world-class medical centre within the unchanged architectural form of a former retail mall, the design team took it as an opportunity to rethink the cold and sterile interior design typical of healthcare facilities.

The end-result is a world-class medical centre that offers a warm, comforting and hospitable environment for its visitors.

IIDA Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards is organised annually by International Interior Design Association (IIDA) alongside its other competitions including IIDA Global Excellence Design Awards. It seeks to recognize and honor the highest level of creativity and design excellence in Interior Design/ Interior Architecture projects in the Asia Pacific.

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The atrium in the medical centre not only forms a central node of circulation, but also serves as an oasis of relaxation and meeting space for visitors and patients.

The combination of warm tones, textural timber and fabric, and soft warm lighting create a soothing and calming environment in the medical centre's waiting areas. Local flowers are also used in murals to provide visual interest. 

John Tan, DP Design Associate Director, receives the award for Perennial International Specialist Medical Centre at Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.