Apartment 5 of the Ronald McDonald Houses by Zaha Hadid Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jan 2014 2:39 pm | Interiors

The new McDonald charity house in Hamburg will accommodate relatives of children receiving hospital treatment in the nearby building and its apartments were designed by 11 international firms among which is the practice of Zaha Hadid Architects.

The Ronald McDonald Houses are planned to open this summer and Zaha Hadid created the Apartment 5 which features built-in furniture and wooden fittings that make the interior seems larger than it actually is.

The designers described the apartment as “two half shells” due to the predominant wooden palette on the base with parquet flooring and walls and a clean white palette on the upper section. The interior has continuous curves and a playful design with a tactile quality on all surfaces so that they create rich textures while leaving enough room for the daily activities due to the inbuilt furniture.

There will be a series of houses which will be located near the Altona Children’s Hospital offering accommodation to the family members who travelled far to accompany their ill children.



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