Can the design of a room lead to quicker recovery like a medicine?
Design as medicine
That is what is being investigated in a project at an ICU at Södra Älvsborgs hospital in Borås, Sweden. The design of the patient room includes the use of soft colors, the sound environment is being controlled by acoustic ceilings and the light can be adjusted to the hours of the day.
Ecophon arranged the ceilings and WSP made acoustic measurements (according to Room Acoustic Comfort™). Contact Ecophon for more info on the measurements.
The members in the project group as shown on the above picture:
1.Maria Berezecka, architect
2.Camilla Hentschel, interior designer
3. Berit Lindahl, researcher
4. Bodil Hjort, department manager
5. Peter Geiger, Chief Doctor
More info is available on Swedish Radio