Æstetik til kanten - Helende arkitektur

Jane Kirstine Enevoldsen

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


This project report constitutes a critical analysis of the fact that within the field of healing architecture in Denmark, no distinction is made between the somatic and the psychiatrich hospital when it comes to architectonic and interior design choices. During this project, it has become apparent that a distinction should be made not only between the somatic and the psychiatric hospital but also between patient categories within psychiatric. Unfortunately, this approach is not so easily applicable because the psychiatric hospitals in Denmark tier patients according to levels of insanity rather than seperating them into diagnostic categories. This constitutes a challange when it comes to plan arrangement due to the fact that the interior design and the architectonic plan arrangemnet must embrace all patient categories. This must be said to be nigh impossible since different diagnoses require different kinds of stimuli. Some patients have a great need for architectural openness and sensorial stimulation, whereas other patients have an equally great need for smaller closed off spaces and reduced stimulus. This report exclusively concerns itself with the design of healing architecture in a psychiatric hospital setting, comparatively incorporating a user-oriented and a staff-oriented perspective. The primary theory comprises the 2009 research report Helende Arkitektur (Healing Architecture) and psychologist Inger Thormann. Helende Arkitektur illustrates which essential factors should be taken into account in the interior design and architectonic plan arrangement in a hospital framework, and Inger Thormann clarifies how reduced stimulus is recommended when working with mentally vulnerable people since this is an important element in rebalancing an agitated neurological system.

UddannelserPerformance-design, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdatodec. 2017
Antal sider59
VejledereMonna Dithmer


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