The Reconnection of Nature and Health
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Healthcare is an ever-changing field and often a field of uncertainty of what will be around the next corner. As of recent we have faced new challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic where the medical field had to shift of this virus that was completely unknown to the world. We, as a society, are increasingly aging and urbanizing. Even among staff there are shortages, efficiency problems among departments, and the need for better work environments. Thus, becoming the premise for this thesis project which dives into how circulation can improve movement and efficiency with patients and professionals. Which leads to the question of “How does implementing biophilia in architecture improve the well-being and way-finding of those who are using the facilities?” The focus of this thesis is to bring these natural forces back into built environments so we can live healthier as a society.