In a marked departure from the traditional medical model, the Cedar Wing is a bright and relaxing space, dotted with landmarks and visual cues that help residents recognise their surroundings. Unique, brightly coloured panels accompany each private room door, inlaid with waist-height, framed glass memory boxes that display personal trinkets and other fond memory triggers. Maximising its position, the rooms in this wing are generous and take in expansive views of the Gulf. We captured similar premium vistas in an adjacent sunroom.
As we would later implement at Court, the residential corridor forms a closed loop, promoting resident mobility as an indoor walking track. A “clearing” at the loop’s end is an exercise in visual and spatial relief. Ceilings soar above the communal lounge space, washed by natural light from the clerestory windows above, and suspended pendant lights render the space more homely.