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Team: My safe cocoon

School: Sint Lucas

Team Members:

Noa Willart



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Noa Willart

Description project:

The name of my concept is 'my safe cocoon'. This means that I want to create a nice and safe place or a 'cocoon' for the clients. The cocoon becomes a place to escape from the hustle and bustle outside the room and to relax. 


A place to be yourself and where no one will judge. The aim is to make the space radiate peace, safety and confidence. Sensitive conversations will be held in the treatment room that are not intended for anyone else. That is why you can also see the space as a kind of bubble of trust. What is discussed in the bubble stays in the bubble. In the bubble you can be completely yourself and tell everything. I want to put people at ease and give them comfort.

The eye-catcher of the treatment room is the lounge with a cocoon around it. The seating area is a three-quarter circle so you don't have to go up or down any stairs to get to it. So that people with disabilities can also access the seating area without any problem. The seating pit has a cover. This is the so-called cocoon. The cocoon that is wrapped around the seating area makes it feel safe and cozy. I want to emphasize privacy with the cover. The conversations remain within the walls and will not leave the room. The panels of the cocoon are made of a soft sound-absorbing material. The panels adjacent to the desk can also be folded if someone would prefer that. The top of the cocoon contains biodynamic light. Biodynamic lighting is lighting that imitates the course of the light color of daylight. For example, in the morning the light is brighter and whiter and in the evening it is warmer and less intensive. There are also many benefits to biodynamic lighting, such as: An improved mood and thus a reduction in depression, restlessness and gloom.

The custom-made bench in the lounge is made of a very soft bouclé fabric to give people a nice and cozy feeling. When you sit on the couch it's like sitting on a cloud. This way, clients will hopefully be more at ease and be able to sit comfortably for a longer period of time. I have also placed a chair so that you can choose how or where you prefer to sit and be most comfortable. You can sit next to each other on the couch so that you don't have to look each other in the eye if you don't like it. You can also sit opposite each other, but you can also sit on the corners of the wooden shell. This way you lean against the soft wall panels. There is also storage space in the wooden casing.


I want to stay as far away from fluorescent lights as possible and use natural light a lot. That's why I chose to place a large window in the room so that as much natural light as possible enters. I used patterned glass so that people walking past cannot see who is sitting and what is happening in the room. Through the figure glass you actually only see pixels.

Because the room is quite small, I opted for a folding desk to save space. This way, the practitioner can simply work at a desk, but if more space is needed to move, for example, the desk can be folded. In the design I used soothing colors with soft and comfortable materials.

About MADE-Life Foundation

We are committed to the advancement of mental health of children, young adults in the Netherlands and beyond. We do this by organising 'challenges' that innovate, inspire and inform in every possible way. These challenges act as a flywheel for the much needed changes in the mental health space.

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