2012 ICU Design Citation Awards

Architectural interventions in hospital environment are structurally classified by their purpose in achieving certain sustainable aspect. In the last years popular discussion topic has been the green design of hospitals in relation to their overall footprint. Main focuses – questions such as energy efficiency, water consumption, waste treatment, surrounding lands locking and so on. The core of the presented architectural possibilities is however driven from combining already emphasized EBD research outcomes related to healing environment principles, and PCC philosophy implemented in development of more human hospital practices. Intertwining physical and social factors allows the advancement of new cooperative ideas structured around goals such as: deliver a hospital ward design which will allow the architectural elements and design aesthetics to become active part of the healing environment; supporting and promoting patient centered care; reducing stress factors; enhance safety for patient and staff; and improve the overall vision of hospitalization.

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