The main characteristics of a good entrance

The main characteristics of a good entrance

The entrance creates the first impression of a building, it creates the first experience of using a place; so, how should we design the entrance to be a dramatic statement about the building’s quality?




A superior entrance should have several design features:

Easily Recognisable

One consideration when designing an entrance is to create a space that can be identified simply from the outside. For certain architectural spaces such as a museum or a recreational place, the entry can be hidden on purpose to make the building more attractive, but in general architecture, especially in healthcare buildings, finding the entrance as quickly as possible is of great importance.




The entrance should attract the person who comes to the building to move forward, and this can be created in several ways, e.g. changing the shape, like a setback or U shape walls. Utilising lighting, which creates emphasis and using different colours or materials in architectural design, can help make the entrance alluring and welcoming.




In a functional architectural design, an entrance has access to the other parts of the building; therefore, the entrance position should be considered based on both urban planning and interior design.




The function of each entry is to separate inside from outside, as a result, it should control the vision of interior spaces from exteriors if needed, for example, to create privacy in architectural spaces. Also, another role of the entrance is to control the heating and cooling and reduce noise.



Considering all things mentioned above, an architectural designer can create a stunning entrance to meet all the requirements.

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