Clinique OVO, was designed by NFOE et associés architectes, that located in Montreal, Canada. Beyond the need to create a space which would meet stringent functional requirements while appealing to its visitors, the client intended to use the design of the clinic to increase public awareness of this leading edge technology and of stem cell research in general. With this in mind, they sought to create an avant-garde, high-tech image for the bank, showcasing the reservoir where the cord blood is stored.
The simple forms, cool colours and sleek textures of the outer universe create a futuristic feeling, denoting the cutting edge technology employed by the clinic. The reservoir, displayed in a glass-paneled room adjacent to the consultation area, is wrapped in a perforated metal screen on castors which enhances its artistic expression without hindering access to it. The showcase serves as a transitional space where technology and related activities are exposed to visitors, bringing the realms of science and the patient closer to each other.