Healthcare innovation and inspiration studio will showcase latest equipment and sustainable materials from healthcare sector
Summertown Interiors, the UAE-based fit-out contractor specialising in green interiors, has announced that it has completed the fit-out of Royal Ahrend’s first global Healthcare Innovation and Inspiration Studio, which is located in Dubai Design District (d3).
Considered a market leader in the healthcare sector in the Netherlands, Royal Ahrend’s state-of-the-art studio has been designed to enable healthcare providers to experience and see a fully functional interior environment that meets demanding healthcare requirements and regulations.
In addition, the space will be able showcase the latest equipment and sustainable materials, a statement from Summertown Interiors added. 20 different healthcare equipment and material suppliers will be highlighted at the studio, which encompasses a waiting area, meeting room and doctor’s office. It also incorporates a fully-fitted patient room and caregiver zone.
“The new Royal Ahrend Healthcare Innovation and Inspiration Studio reflects the UAE’s journey towards becoming an innovative global healthcare hub,” said Marcos Bish, managing director at Summertown.
“The healthcare industry is one of the UAE’s most promising growth sectors and provides vast opportunities for the fit-out industry, and healthcare furniture and medical suppliers. Our core values and practices of sustainability, quality and functionality are clearly aligned to those of the healthcare sector – we want to create inspiring and sustainable environments for people to heal and work in, and to play our part in the sustainable development of the UAE,” he added.
The healthcare market in the UAE has developed rapidly in recent years. Ahead of Expo 2020, billions of dollars are being injected into building and nurturing healthcare facilities that meet international standards in terms of design, technology, and infrastructure. According to a report by MENA Research Partners (MRP), the country’s healthcare market is projected to be worth $28 billion by 2021.
Healthcare providers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of interior design and physical environments in the success of patient treatment and recovery, the statement added. The positive healing effects of specifically designed and built healthcare facilities extend to families, employees and practitioners’ alike, it said.
The Ahrend Healthcare Innovation and Inspiration Studio is a permanent showroom in the Dutch Design Center in d3 that will not only enable Summertown, Ahrend, and Massa to showcase their fit out, interior design solutions and products, but will also act as a knowledge and training centre.
“We are delighted that so many of our business partners have collaborated to offer something so unique to the design community. The launch testifies the growth of the design industry and demonstrates that design can be implemented in many diverse fields for the benefit of all,” said Khadija Al Bastaki, executive director of d3.