Industry Project: ADHB Level Two Atrium Week One

Level 2 Atrium panoramaX3, the industry based project encompasses the rest of the semester, in which Charlotte Dickson and I, collaborate with the Auckland District Health Board and AUT’s very own DHW Lab (Design for Health and Wellbeing), to tackle a project that rethinks the Level 2 Atrium space in the ADHB Grafton Campus.

The brief asks us to discover the daily use of the space, latent needs should there be any, and maintain the adaptability of the space as it serves also as an overflow area for emergency cases such as major incidents.

This week allowed us to gain familiarity with the brief and the space which essentially embodies the focus of our project. We also met with our primary contact, Justin Kennedy-Good, who gave a thorough introduction to the brief.

Prior to our very first site visit and client meeting, we ruled out some assumptions about the brief in general, its constraints and also the space itself.

We acknowledge the large scope of our brief and though a little overwhelmed, we are ready for the challenge. The emergency aspect of the brief particularly, will be a major influence and driver to the outcome.

The following two weeks will be spent dedicated in fabricating an understanding on the brief context.

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