Overlooking the green roofs, the balconies skirting the reception/waiting areas at both the second and third levels of the Polyclinic, present a palette of delightful living colours to convalescing patients, visitors, and the polyclinic’s staff. The green respite provides a therapeutic and healing space that alleviates the stresses associated with crowded waiting rooms and with the need for medical care.
The living roof replaces an otherwise bare and glaring metal roof. It forms a protective shield that minimises heat absorption by the rooftops and reduces internal temperature of the Polyclinic. This in turn lowers ambient temperature of the immediate surroundings and helps to mitigate urban heat island effect.