Architecture of health facilities

In this section of the portal A&B we present the best projects and realizations from the field of health architecture from all over the world - modern projects of hospitals, clinics, outpatient clinics, going with the times interior architecture of treatment facilities, care centers, health centers, comfortable medical centers.

modern healthcare facilities

Modern architecture of hospitals, clinics, is not only ergonomics and design with the elderly, disabled in mind. Comfort of use is the basis, but following the holistic concept of health derived from antiquity - architecture can also be seen as a factor that enhances the effectiveness of therapeutic processes and accelerates returning vitality. The architecture of medical treatment today has to cope with a very complicated task - to provide the basis for spa functions and keep up with the spirit of the times. Modern clinics, hospitals, health centers or nursing homes today must draw on their centuries-old tradition and combine it with the latest technological thinking and galloping medicine.

architecture of medical treatment for an aging society

With an aging population, the importance of healthcare facilities will increase significantly in the near future. As in the case of Louis XIV's funded Palais des Invalides in central Paris, hospital construction may even become a political act. The environment of the treatment space is very specific and requires a delicate, individual approach. The patient is often detached from the familiar environment and relationships - this is associated with helplessness, uncertainty and even anxiety. A good solution to urban and architectural issues can definitely reduce these negative aspects and provide a good setting for recovery.

The therapeutic dimension of architecture

As F. Nightingale, the pioneer of modern hospital thought, wrote in 1859: the first task of a hospital is not to inflict harm on the patient. However, a well-designed ward should not only support the process of treating diseases, or relieve the stress of hospitalization, but be an autonomous healing agent. The basic issues are the furnishing of the room, which should be flexible, giving the patient the opportunity to personalize the space by decorating it, with pictures or family heirlooms, right down to the patient's own furniture. While always keeping in mind the basic need for privacy, security and respect for the right to intimacy and dignity.

basic principles of hospital design

Specifics of the design of treatment facilities are stringent requirements, sanitary and technical standards, restrictive guidelines - specific bed dimensions, maximum number of patients per room, natural lighting. Intensive use of buildings is another difficulty in design, which becomes a complicated and responsible task. Functional layout should avoid rigid solutions, the architect must work at the border of disciplines, look for connections with nature. Interiors should be bright and as spacious as possible. It is also worth remembering beautifully arranged spaces for social interaction and meeting rooms with family, preferably located on the top floors of the building with a beautiful view from the window.