Generative space design in healthcare

Fiona de Vos works with hospitals, nursing homes, mental healthcare facilities and other healthcare organizations to define strategic objectives and design goals from the perspective
of evidence-based design and a healing environment. But she is already thinking ahead, she says. “I’m very interested in generative space. This is a vision developed by Wayne Ruga, my coach in the United States.”

“The reason I prefer to use the term generative space is that healing environment has become a catch-all term. The concept of the healing environment has become a chant, a sort of enchanted
prayer that is uttered indiscriminately. A lot of hospitals seem to think that natural light, singlepatient rooms and a green plant in the hallway will do.”

“Noise on a neonatal ward creates stress in babies. It raises their heart rate and lowers their saturation”


Read the full interview with Fiona in the new digital ECO Magazine Healthcare Edition (completely free)

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