The architecture studio is established by young entrepreneur Raluca Șoaita and it is one of the very few in the Central and Eastern Europe region specialized in healthcare architecture
TESSERACT ARCHITECTURE, a young architecture studio established in 2015 by architect Raluca Șoaita reaches an annual turnover of almost 1 million euros, which represents a 5 times business increase as compared to the previous year, on grounds of higher demand on the medical and industrial facilities sector in Romania.
Up to present, TESSERACT architects have designed a cumulated area of more than 500.000 square meters of hospitals and industrial / production facilities and various buildings with commercial destination – an average of 100.000 sqm buildings designed annually.
TESSERACT ARCHITECTURE is the single Romanian architecture firm and one of the few in the CEE region specialized in healthcare architecture, which requires niche technical expertise.
TESSERACT projects porfolio includes numerous private hospitals and clinics designed for the private healthcare operators, the Children Hospital in Bucharest (#NoiFacemUnSpital), a premiere initiative in Romania of Daruieste Viata/ Give Life Association and more recently, TESSERACT ARCHITECTURE was assigned as lead architect for two large county hospitals, in Focsani and Sibiu, which are currently in the feasibility study stage.
“The medical architecture has many particularities and from a technical point of view – complying with the epidemiological norms, design of correct circuits and coordination of complex specific specialties – it is a major challenge for architects. During the course of my career I dedicated 15 years of thorough study to this sector and at present we are the single studio in Romania reaching such a specialized technical level in healthcare architecture.
Further on, we focus on this sector`s future and our central focus is humanizing the cold spaces in Romanian hospitals, while developing design and architecture that participates in the process of healing for patients. The most recent such example is the interior design concept <The Tree of Life> developed for #NoiFacemUnSpital initiative, through which we created a playful space, unusual for the regular Romanian hospitals, which participates in improving the morale of children suffering from cancer and helps them fight their illness. We are very grateful to have been part of this project,” Raluca Șoaita, Lead Architect and Founder of TESSERACT says.
TESSERACT studio also designed numerous modular hospitals, in many cases with pro-bono participation of the team of architects, for Covid-19 patients as well as for other vulnerable groups. Among the most recent: Modular 1 Elias Hospital, in the courtyard of the Emergency Elias Hospital in Bucharest, the Elias Modular Unit, SCJU Sibiu Modular Unit, Modular 2 Piatra Neamt Hospital (intensive care unit), the Modular Hospital in the courtyard of Brasov County Emergency Hospital.
TESSERACT ACHITECTURE includes a team of 10 architects, as well as an epidemiologist actively involved in the medical architecture projects. Together with them, TESSERACT also constantly works with various specialists from adjacent functions – such as psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists – who contribute to developing spaces adequate for the final beneficiaries (i.e. patients, caregivers, medical staff – in the case of hospitals and clinics).