There is a direct relationship between health and the quality of the environment built.
When we design buildings and their surroundings, we create space that affects the mental and physical well-being of people. Access to daylight, fresh air and appealing outdoor spaces stimulate health, comfort and well-being. Without buildings, only very few areas of the earth would be suitable for habitation all year round. Buildings protect us against wind and weather and create a healthy indoor climate.
Our surroundings can be designed to make us exercise more or to ensure more light for more people. Architecture with a good indoor climate can contribute to fewer sick days; daylight and green surroundings mean patients can be discharged from hospital sooner; and parks and appealing outdoor spaces affect public health.
Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital
New frameworks and attitudes reduce the use of coercion at Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital.
Walk & Talk Circles
Denmark's first “Walk & Talk” landscape extends meeting and learning activities into the wild.
At the Sunhouse, children are taught how to live in synergy with nature and the environment.
Sønder Nissum Multi-Purpose Hall
Redevelopment strengthens local unity and the integration of tourism into the local community.
Faaborg Habour Bath
The design and central location has resulted in spontaneous use and activities on the Faaborg waterfront.
Livsrum Cancer Counselling Center
Visibility and accessibility have increased awareness of the cancer counseling work in Næstved.
Rabalderparken in Roskilde combines recreational areas with technical facilities for draining rainwater.
A lively unfolding space and gathering place for local initiatives on outer Nørrebro.