The choice of health professionals
The Maeda neurosurgical clinic is at the top of its field and offers progressive healthcare. The Maeda clinic specializes in brain diseases. Its main building has a floor area of 1,400 m² and is totally made of Finnish logs, as are the patient rooms. In spite of its homelike atmosphere, the clinic uses ultra modern technologies. The neurosurgical clinic has sophisticated special equipment for examining the brain and for demanding operations.
It was Dr. Maeda’s suggestion to select the natural and durable massive wood as a building material. According to him, patients who spend long periods of time in a hospital require a relaxing and soothing environment to improve their spirits as well as the healing process. Wood mitigates and absorbs sounds, making the clinic a quiet and harmonic place for patients recovering from brain surgery. Thanks to the properties of natural massive wood, the indoor humidity at the hospital is always at an optimal level for promoting health.
Patients who spend long periods of time in a hospital require a relaxing and soothing environment to improve their spirits as well as the healing process.
- Building type: hospital
- Floor area: 1,400 m²
- Building year: 2009
- Log type: Square log, 134 mm
- Architect: Alfa Plan Fuji Inc.
- Location: Gotemba, Japan
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