A jolly playground for the Kids

Category: Interiors
Year: 2015
Location: Stuttgart, Germany

The affectionately so-called "Olgäle" hospital in Stuttgart (Olgahospital) has opened its doors one year ago. Herewith a little review:
Totems was responsible for the creation of the interior: from the entrance to various waiting areas, which were planned as thematic courts with wall- and window decoration and the design of the ark as a jolly playground for the visiting children or children in treatment. The colourful circle with images of animals as shown on the image serves as a signpost to let children and their parents navigate easily through the hospital. 
Colorful and joyful places are created to help overcome illness and sometimes  sadness, and waiting time is intuitively shortened as the surrounding stimulates playtime and time for some happiness, says the idea behind the concept. 
The so-called ‘donation sculpture’, which is positioned at the entrance looks like blades of grass moved by the wind, contains rings with the names of the contributors written on it. A thank you-gesture to all who made the Olgahospital such a bright place for children, youth and women.


New space for sharing knowledge, facilities and resources.

Category: Interiors
Year: 2010
Location: Eindhoven, the Netherlands

ICSE is a Not-for-profit organization based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The cooperative project organization values sharing knowledge, facilities and resources as important tools that lead to larger potential for innovation, flexibility and risk management.
Totems was commissioned to realize the new ICSE Center in Eindhoven. The historic "Light Tower", the former lighting factory of Philips, a monumental building with industrial appearance was an impressively strong base for the center and its interior. The center gives professionals, enterprising citizens and clients the possibility to intensify cooperative entrepreneurship concerning sustainability and innovation in the fields of energy, health & care and materials.
During the process of development and construction, Totems was responsible for the new concept and the Master plan, including interior design, the exhibition concept and its implementation. The implementation plan was realized in form of an implementation handbook for participants, the detailed design, the budget control and the supervision of the implementation.