Hi everyone! I was hoping maybe some of you could help me out.
I am in my 4th year of studies as an interior design student. I have also been a Type 1 diabetic for 8 years now. Diabetes is a huge part of who I am, and im a huge advocate for diabetes education. Final project: thesis (year long project) I have decided to design an endocrine centre - with a focus on diabetes. I have to design a 20,000 square foot facility.
I was just looking for some input, maybe design ideas as well? I have to do a research compentent, which im kind of at a loss for.
Anyways, I’m in the early stages of planning. But this is what i was thinking my hypothetical center would feature:
- A demo kitchen: learning how to make diabetic friendly meals (low carbs, etc)
- a Gym
- a group meeting space
- individual counselling spaces
- There will also be a clinical element to this centre as well.
I guess what im trying to ask is, if there was something like this in your community, what would you like to see inside? I want this to be a space for everyone, just like this site, for family, friends and people living with diabetes. This space is for all ages, all ethnicies, etc. I’m really open to any suggestions or critisim. Any help would be awesome!