Commissioned by the Heilig-Hart Hospital in Lier, between Antwerp and Brussels, SVR-ARCHITECTS designed a completely new maternity department, including neonatology and support services. Joined-up thinking was of the essence because existing services couldn’t be interrupted, and the clinic didn’t miss a day.
Based on their expertise in care architecture and design, the architects opted for a thorough renovation in which the floors concerned were stripped back to the building shell. All supporting services were renewed and the most advanced technology was introduced.
With a Scandinavian-style interior, with light but comfortable furniture, designer lighting and decoration, the solution looks more like a boutique hotel than a traditional maternity clinic.
Consultation and knowledge-sharing between the nursing staff and architects created major added value in this project. The result is a future-oriented space where mothers can give birth in complete safety and comfort.