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EKH Children's Hospital
by IF

Ketsiree Wongwan

IF has designed a hospital for children in Samut Sakhon, Thailand, featuring components of a playground and children's furniture.

Recognising that hospitals can be uncomfortable places for adults to visit, medical institutions are attempting to create more pleasant and welcoming environments. The studio wanted to extend this to children's facilities.

The studio aimed to make the hospital a fun place by incorporating playground features. The studio has generated a comfortable, friendly and safe atmosphere by installing giant slider, transforming waiting area of each clinic into a playground, designing furniture in sizes that correspond with children's body proportions.

The practice also employs a palette of pastel colours to encourage children's use of imagination.


This project has been longlisted in the leisure and wellness interior category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Designer: IF
Project: EKH Children's Hospital

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