Designing For Healing Environments In Healthcare Facilities
No one looks forward to a hospital stay.
First and foremost, it means you are sick or injured. Secondly, the utilitarian design of most healthcare facilities is not likely to be restful or calming.
Lack of privacy. Noise. Fluorescent lighting. These are hardly healing conditions.
Healthcare facilities boom
There is currently a global hospital-construction boom.
In the US alone, over $200 billion is expected to be spent on healthcare construction by 2015. This estimate doesn’t even include veterinary facilities – a healthcare sector that is also experiencing growth. Indeed the American Pet Products Association (APPA) has seen spending on veterinary care jump by 50 percent over the past few years.
Whether human or animal – progressive healthcare design is now paying more attention to the elements that help constitute a healing environment. Elements that will help reduce stress and create a more calming and empowering setting for patients.
Focus on light, quiet and privacy
There are many design considerations that contribute to healing environments. Three of the most consistent of these are the beneficial qualities of light, quiet and privacy.
The healing benefits of daylight, tranquility and privacy are profound in both humans and animals.
About Unicel Architectural
For over 45 years, Unicel Architectural has built a reputation for the most advanced aluminum and glass solutions. These solutions encompass louvered glazing, skylights and more, to enhance major global construction initiatives with utmost quality and reliability. Unicel combines its market leading know-how with great design to ensure optimal aesthetics and sustainable performance.
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