IF_UNTITLED

WOMENS BIRTH CLINIC

Project type

WOMENS BIRTH CLINIC

Location

LHOKSAMAUWE ACEH INDONESIA

IF_UNTITED has been commissioned by Aceh Women Clinic to design this new birthing clinic in the Post-tsunami/Post-Conflict city of Lhoksemawe in Aceh, Indonesia. This clinic is currently in planning stage and is hoped to become a flag ship project which will raise the standard of birth facilities offered to the community. The architecture is a unique layout which has been derived from expert mid-wives consultation. It consists of a cluster of 5 birthing rooms arranged as "Leaves" set in the landscape. This organization creates user friendly spaces for the staff and the patients. These birthing clusters are then connected to the support facilities expressed as a "Bar" which houses the examination rooms and other facilities. Within this bar is some public areas able to be accessed through the rising roof by the public and is also planned for the use of a Disaster Risk Reduction measure in the event of flooding. The architecture tackles other cross cutting issues such as sustainable construction technologies. The design will use bamboo and rammed earth as a way to reduce high embodied energy material and to create a warm and inviting environment.