bureauhub lines white space orthodontic clinic in Corian®
bureauhub lines white space orthodontic clinic in Corian®
jan 10, 2014

bureauhub lines white space orthodontic clinic in Corian®


a pristine, colorless interior characterizes ‘white space’, a private orthodontic clinic located in the sicilian town of catania, italy. the immaculate expanse has been designed by bureauhub, who have envisioned the dental office as an ‘implant’ concept, as a means of referencing the advanced techniques and materials used by the client in his practice.

 bureauhub lines white space orthodontic clinic in Corian®

the interior of the clinic has been conceived as an ‘implant’ realized in white Dupont™ Corian®
image © roland halbe



the milan- and stuttgart-based bureauhub have conceived a bespoke insert made from DuPont™ Corian which sees the walls and furniture of the center seamlessly merging into one another. the smoothly finished surfaces (photographed here by roland halbe) are only subtly interrupted by plug-in components such as coat hangers and toothbrush holders; while the continued employment of the polymer-based material clads the clinics technical devices, such as touch screens, and remote buttons for x-ray control or TVs displaying medical information.

bureauhub lines white space orthodontic clinic in Corian®
Corian® is used throughout the interior along the walls as well as in the construction of bespoke furniture
image © roland halbe



the starkness of the scheme is no indication of the fact that the clinic’s patients are primarily children. however, bureauhub caters to the youngsters through the installation of multifunctional furniture that features a series of intersecting void spheres which allow the kids to climb through and rest within; as well as an expansive horizontal top offering a place to draw and study, that as additionally equipped with niches for pencils and other knick knacks.


graphics and signage are custom designed and are CNC milled into the white Corian® shell, backlit by OLED lighting modules that are powered by organic electroluminescent material.

bureauhub lines white space orthodontic clinic in Corian®
reception area
image © roland halbe



in its entirety, ‘white space’ is an environment which spatially recalls the technical and detailed orthodontic procedures practiced there, demonstrated through small architectural details and unblemished handiwork. the result is an ephemeral and monochromatic environment that speaks to its clients and function.

bureauhub lines white space orthodontic clinic in Corian®
multifunctional furniture invites children to engage with the space
image © roland halbe

bureauhub lines white space orthodontic clinic in Corian®
graphic icons are CNC milled into the wall surface and backlit with OLED lighting modules
image © roland halbe



project info:


project name: white space orthodontic clinic
architect: bureauhub architecture
photography: © roland halbe architectural photography
location: via teseo 13, 95126 catania, italy
building type: private orthodontic clinic
building area: 220 m2 (nfa) / 257 m2 (gfa)
client: dr. davide agatino mirabella, via teseo 13, 95126 catania, italy


project team:


architect (architecture, interior design, communication design): bureau hegemann & baccarini architecture (arch. tobias hegemann, arch. chiara baccarini)
HVAC engineer: engineering&consulting elm
carpenter and interior work: fingestioni di fabio giunta, certificated laboratory corian quality network and ISO 9001
drywall installation, suspended ceiling, paintwork: francesco mancuso D.I.

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