The healing power of Evidence Based Design Principles applied in Architecture

“The new Children’s Hospital, designed through a collaboration with the Children’s Advisory Board made up of patients ages 11-18 from diverse populations. these children have spent more time than any child should have to, battling for their life in hospital settings.”

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Children Hocpital Child face entrance wasll -Chicago

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It is inspiring for me as architect-designer in a process of learning to reflect on such design solution in children hospital settings. The artistic design approach brushes off the sterility of the hospital, transforming it in to a recreational place for the youngsters. Visual images, light and sound features allows for imaginary play for the young patients. It is a naturally accepted child distraction shifting their attention from the procedures they undergo to something more familiar and pleasant.

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