Wayfinding for an award-winning hospital
Meander Medisch Centrum, Amersfoort Completion: 2013–2015
In 2013, two branches of the Meander Medisch Centrum in Amersfoort were merged into a new hospital.
The structure located at the edge of the city is built like an extension of the surrounding riverside park. Patients and visitors are given the impression of walking in a healing natural environment.
Mijksenaar’s wayfinding system connects to this idea by taking the concept of the avenue and squares literally. Building entrances adjacent to these areas have become ‘addresses’. Life-size street signs at the corners of each square reinforce this metaphor. At both main entrances, visitors can look up their destination on large information panels.
Inside, special attention has been paid to the numbering of departments and rooms. Room numbers are at the same approximate location on all seven floors.
The system accounts for future building expansions (on the northern part of the premises). Mijksenaar also developed a solution for the complex ground-floor parking facility.