Kauri Healthcare, Palmerston North

Architect/Designer: Colour Options (interior fitout)     Contractor/Installer: Rangitikei Flooring

Kauri Healthcare

The team at Colour Options were engaged by Kauri Healthcare to work with them to fitout the interior of their new health centre.  This was an amalgamation of three independent doctor's practices and related health services. The project team wanted strong use of colour, not only on the walls and doors but floors as well. 

The design of the building meant that from the reception area, it was difficult to see how to get to the relevant waiting or consultation areas for each practice within the building.  Choosing Shaw Diffuse Movement as the base tile plus the insertion of "wayfinders" using Shaw Color Form planks in different colours, the interior designers were able to create a clear colour-coded directional guides for patients moving to each practice. 

All utility rooms used Tarkett Optima as chosen floor vinyl for medical service areas and every consultation room had bright coloured vinyl (Tarkett Eminent) on the walls as a splashback. 

The Triage / Treatment area used Tarkett Optima for the borders and Traffic 250 (Soft Elm colour) to create a warm calming area for patients. 


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