In Taiwan, hospitals are designed from the viewpoint of management, in order to manage the patients easily. But the systematic management leads to an enclosed environment. Moreover, the diagnosis and treatment processes may not only contribute to mental tension, but also result in a deterioration of the physical condition. Children need more attention and more care to comfort their feeling of fear when they are in the process of treatment.
Participant Name: Jing-Li Liang
I propose to design a healing environment specifically to meet different needs of comfort for children’s diseases. Such as the Department of Cardiology needs training of children’s vital capacity, thus to create a climbing space would be necessary. Furthermore, gastroenterologists need to stimulate the stomach digestion of children, so to create a running space would be important. I try to classify all different diseases to classify them into various types of treatment environment as per needs of activities required in healing processes.
Starting from the clinic spaces to the ward spaces, I propose to use the urban axis as major concept to manipulate the spatial configurations. From the Clinic reception space, along the axis four ecological glass boxes designed with landscape feature have been installed sequentially. Following those spaces, it is a ward building designed with lobby and four ward spaces. This lobby has a public lecture hall and coffee shop. The ward areas have been divided into four types, including running area, climbing area, out-door area, and landscape area.
Different ward areas provide different activity spaces to create different events. The ward spaces have been divided into formal and informal spaces. The formal space refers to the ward area, whereas the informal one is the activity space. In this way of spatial arrangement, children not only stay in wards for resting treatment, but also can go round the activity space to do exercise. As a result, children can be cured easier from integrating both formal and informal spaces mentioned above.