ronald lu & partners fold green roofs for SK yee healthy life center ronald lu & partners fold green roofs for SK yee healthy life center
dec 29, 2014

ronald lu & partners fold green roofs for SK yee healthy life center

ronald lu & partners fold green roofs for SK yee healthy life center
all images courtesy of ronald lu & partners

 

 

 

the ‘SK yee healthy life center’ is a modest, yet meaningful project for ronald lu & partners. the firm completed the architectural design, including the interior fit-out, for a rooftop addition with the construction of a lightweight 380 sq.m. structure. its ‘lean and green’ approach allows the facility to provide more than just a healing environment – it also acts as a home, a garden, and a playground for patients. the quiet top floor location offers an ambience of calmness and serenity throughout, immersing visitors in nature and daylight and offering them a stress-free experience.

ronald lu green roofs sk yee healthy life center
the building turns an empty roof into a meaningful space 

 

 

 

the building embodies a number of green elements, beginning with its lightweight steel structure and low-carbon design features. the concept of ‘pulsation’ informs the internal planning of the space, with each counseling room and functional area attached to a garden, creating a constant interplay between interior and exterior; continually drawing light and air inside. in addition, cross cross-ventilated windows allow guests to have control over their atmosphere.

ronald lu green roofs sk yee healthy life center
external walls blend with the green roof 

 

 

 

the integrated vegetative roof and wall design present a foliage coverage ratio of over 57 percent. these details not only reduce air-conditioner loading, but also offer a landscape that both the patients and surrounding neighbors can enjoy. with a number of unusual and intricate spaces under the slanted enclosures and a playful interior, the center provides a unique and fun counseling environment for children.

ronald lu green roofs sk yee healthy life center
the interior connects to a small garden, bringing light and air into the space 

ronald lu green roofs sk yee healthy life center
existing trees border the slide house garden 

ronald lu green roofs sk yee healthy life center
the building creates a unique connection between interior and exterior 

ronald lu green roofs sk yee healthy life center
the interiors present a domestic ambience to help allay patient anxiety 

ronald lu green roofs sk yee healthy life center
extensive green roofs and walls offer a landscape for the enjoyment of the patients and surrounding neighbors

ronald lu green roofs sk yee healthy life center
design concept of children and adult counseling room 

ronald lu green roofs sk yee healthy life center
floor plan

 

 

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