Health & Healing Building

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Good buildings make you better. In order to highlight the relationship between users, the project expresses the ‘blurred boundaries’ between life, work, and family in changing times. White spaces with no restrictions and a vaguely visible double-layered facade work together to blur the flow of users moving between interior spaces. Here, architecture is used as a bridge between reality and illusion, allowing the external environment and the inner self to communicate naturally. To ensure that the spaces serve to support mental health, the design has several design criteria: Providing ‘comfort and control’ by empowering patients to control their exposure to light, heat, and noise in busy hospital settings; ensuring ‘pleasant and cosy interior surroundings’ to reduce recovery times; catering to ‘privacy’ by allowing patients to choose to be alone or among human interactions; and creating opportunities for ‘nature and outdoors’, which is therapeutic and calming. The architectural design also allots sections of spaces for courtyards, terraces, atriums and other open spaces. This results in significant ventilation and cooling effect, reducing the need for air conditioning and saving electricity. At the same time, it improves indoor air quality and eliminates hazardous chemical residues. Red Dot Award: Design Concept | Concept | Architecture

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