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Plazma is a blood donation centre where platelets are collected through a particular procedure known as apheresis. The interior design of this 800-square-metre healthcare institution centres around a sense of hygiene as well as ensuring the centre appeals to potential donors. The brief required it to be spotlessly clean but also friendly and without the austere atmosphere of a typical healthcare setting; this influenced the choice of colours, materials and spatial qualities. Colourful seats, glossy lockers arranged in a tetris shape and 28 therapy chairs in vivid colours all serve to create a welcoming space where people can feel comfortable. While the two floors are separated, the high, open space of this former shopping centre is retained and a glass wall on to the donor rooms on the upper level provides transparency and assures visitors that there is nothing to fear at Plazma.