Posted: 25 Jun 2013 09:43 PM PDT
The primary preoccupation was indeed to optimise the relationship between the staff and the patient, serving and enhancing notions of caring, efficiency, welcoming and dialogue. A new bedroom organisation with bathrooms on the external facade creates more space, more efficiency and time spent with the patients. Logistics are maximised through NTIC, introducing the concept and reality of a networked hospital.
The Arras Hospital pays particular attention to environmental quality through a system of natural renewable energy – the double skin façade creates a ventilating buffer space between the interior and the exterior. Closed in winter, opened in summer, the louvers allow natural heating and aeration according to the seasons.
Posted: 25 Jun 2013 09:43 AM PDT
Designed by a collaboration of three architects firms, Gapp, MMa and Masahabane rose architects, the project is earmarked for completion in 2009, with two of Freedom Park's elements, namely Isivivane and Sikhumbuto, having been opened for public visitation since 2007. Located on Salvokop, situated to the south of the Pretoria CBD, between Nelson Mandela Drive – a major gateway to the city from the South.
The Freedom Park is a people's shrine that weaves the story of the events that shaped South Africa to what it is today. It is a reflection of the sacrificial achievements in South Africa. It is intended as a symbol of South Africa's broken shackles and the hard earned freedom that was a dream for so many for decades.
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