Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

This special collaboration between GE Healthcare and the US-based company, Dream, Think, Imagine, has been in the planning phase since 2014 to achieve the results which are nothing short of extraordinary – eight hospital suites completely transformed into unique creative experiences by a combination of sculptures, wall coverings and 3D technology and other innovative ideas specifically created to immerse “patients and family members of all ages in a positive experience that changes the health care delivery model.”

Patients feel as if they are floating in the air with the rest of the characters! Beautiful South African landscapes and colorful hot air balloons fill the room with vibrant colors and fun!

Blending the MRI in to the background was the goal here at DTI! As the theme was “Tree house”, we wanted to create an environment where the patients felt as if they were playing in their backyard rather than being at a hospital.

As a favorite passtime of Nelson Mandela was to work in the garden, we wanted to pay tribute by creating a “Garden Room” where the patients could feel as if they were standing in the same garden as the one Mr. Mandela worked in.

Sometimes less is more, and this was the approach on the SPEC-CT. With the scanner being so busy, we wanted to design it where the wall murals were the main focus and the scanner blended in to the background.

A fun and whimsical design of the FNB Soccer Stadium which is an icon in Johannesburg, South Africa!