Sustainable Recovery Environments in Praxis

Time: 14:35 - 14:55

Date: 7 June 2023

7-june-2023 14:35 7-june-2023 14:55 Europe/London Sustainable Recovery Environments in Praxis

From a set-off in the evidential background behind recovery centered designs, we explore social sustainability in award-winning Skejby Psychiatric Centre (Project of the Year – New build International) and other projects of current interest. The aim is to take the patient’s perspective and add environmental aspects to comprehend the interdependency between the two. Social sustainability… Read more »

Design in Mental Health

Synopsis

From a set-off in the evidential background behind recovery centered designs, we explore social sustainability in award-winning Skejby Psychiatric Centre (Project of the Year – New build International) and other projects of current interest. The aim is to take the patient’s perspective and add environmental aspects to comprehend the interdependency between the two. Social sustainability in psychiatric facilities is the sum of several design solutions, which together demonstrate consideration to users. Social sustainability arrives when both physical, mental, and social needs are met, long term. Mental health care patients can be sensitive to stimuli from all three parameters and often spend longer time in facilities compared to somatic patients. Health care personnel spend a lot of time in the facilities too, so the spaces need to function both as a temporary home and a working environment. We will shed light on how we approach to maintain a social balance in our welfare projects, while we search for innovative sustainable paths. The construction sector and psychiatric profession are rapidly changing. Adaptability to new scenarios is a key driver to align social and environmental sustainability. We will show examples on actions to make the architecture last longer. UN Sustainable Development Goals and LCA Design are used as a lever for social and environmental qualities in mental health care designs. Through these it becomes easier to estimate and communicate the complex dynamics of environmental and social impact and support the choices made. You get to see how we in Arkitema follow the carbon footprint and other environmental impact closely, so that we can help to avoid the building sectors contribution to undermining the capacity of ecosystems in the future. This is an opportunity for a stepping-stone to mental health care designs that increasingly meet the needs of the future.

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