Smile Dental Clinic | CDS Architects | Nadiad, Gujarat
A lavishly made dental clinic that defies the preconceived notions of a medical practice space setting, and itis designed by presenting a warm and aesthetic perception. Situated in the heart of Nadiad, the clinic serves as a one-stop all dental solution for its patients. The clinic offers all major surgical procedures, which primarily governed the various design choices, both from the technical and aesthetic points of view like for allocating different types of surgical or operational chairs, that differ from across various processes like Consultation, General/Paediatric Dentistry, RCT and Surgical.
The structural linearity of the plan has created an opportunity to divide zones in an hierarchical manner, coercing a functional point of view. The structure of the plan creates zones like the reception and lounge as a more semi-public zone which is followed by the treatment area, which is the private zone and then followed by the ancillary zones that houses all the services related areas.
A spacious waiting and reception area with a large reception desk is designed to create a welcoming and a comforting space that will also cater to accommodate a large number of patients at a time. Seating has been inspired by fluidic forms in a way that it amalgamates within the minimalistic taste to demonstrate the aesthetic qualities of the waiting area, but still giving it a vibrant essence. The reception table is done in PU over MDF with a highlighter tile precisely cut and embedded in the front and on top. Backdrop of reception is done in extruded PVC sheet in wooden finish.
A central spine of 4 feet depth, was developed in order to cater free movement between different spaces. Cabins were placed adjacent to this passage and an OPG room in the beginning accompanied by a Lab, Resting Area, Server Room, Pantry and a Mechanical Room at the end of the plan. Highlighting this passage is a temple space, with a CNC cut MDF backdrop and indirect lighting. Custom cut fluted MDF paneling are used in the lintel area of cabins which helps diffuse the indirect lighting of the passage that has been done composed using rope lights, profile lights and COB’s.
Consultation area has been designed for the doctor duo to sit together. A cabin space ample enough to accommodate a dental chair, a seating space along with a doctor’s table shared by two professionals, furnished in veneer and artificial quartz. Lighting in this area is kept into white tones so as to create a sense of a seamless movement.
Opposite to the consultation cabin are General Dentistry, RCT and Surgical Rooms. The surgical room has a larger area as compared to the old layout of the clinic. Furniture in these cabins are covered in PU and accompanied by matching upholstery in chairs, to set a tone and a pattern of the aesthetic development of the cabins in a more comprehensive and a cohering manner.
Laboratory and mechanical area are place at the end of the plan which has accessibility to service staircase expediting the supply of gas cylinders, equipment and other aided goods. This gives a clear cut of the from the ancillary zone, where the movement is restricted only to the personnel’s, working in the clinic and clearly defines a non-public zone.
All the major service lines like, Compressed Air, RO Water, Suction, Drain and Electrical for Dental chairs are concealed in the flooring, and other electrical and digital cabling for LAN, HDMI, CCTV, Smoke Alarms along with AC drains and inlet pipes are managed in the false ceiling which has been purposely taken at beam bottom to create a seamless space. Managing these service lines keeping in mind the existing fire sprinklers was a challenge faced while designing spaces.
Décor a niche Multispeciality dental care design in Nadiad, Gujarat which is well knotted by CDS Architects. The architect wanted to elevate the spaces and make them feel cohesive. This dental clinic design breaks the stereotypes of clinical spaces by providing a chic look and welcoming vibe. There was a heightened focus on using materials like a vibrating colour palette and transforming the notion of using materials and lending the clinic a contemporary, elegant touch. It is designed in the continual presence of calmness, providing a refreshing experience for its patients. A well-designed clinic is essential for the well-being of the patients and healthcare providers occupying the facility daily. Hence, the idea was to optimize patient experience through the design of the built environment by creating spaces relevant to the evolved generations of patients and the workforce’s needs. The clinic has been prudently planned to prioritize functional and easy movement. A pure white storage cabinet housing everything the dentist requires for their procedures spans the entire length of the treatment area, complementing the interior decor.
Project Name: Smile Dental Clinic
Design Firm : CDS Architects
Principal Designer : Ar. Wasim Tunvar & Ar. Varun Patel
Design Team : Ar. Shivang Diwasali, Ananya Singhai, Disha Chaudhari
Project Type : Multispeciality Dental Clinic
Project Carpet Area : 1700 Sq. Ft.
Project Cost : 35-40 Lakhs
Year of Completion : 2022
Duration of Project : 5 Months
Project Location : Nadiad, Gujarat
Text Credits : Spandan Das & Shivang Diwasali
Photography Credits : Pixellus Photography