The design and maintenance of hospital interiors – the role of interior design and art

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Erik Malave water feature - Parsons The New School for Design

Erik Malave water feature - Parsons The New School for Design

Interior Design has a short piece, with good images, on ‘an external partnership project to explore new interior designs for an alternative delivery care model for the hospital’s chemotherapy patients residing in Brooklyn [USA].’

‘The goal for Parsons [Parsons The New School for Design] was to challenge the roles that interior designers can play in contemporary society by shaping the physical, emotional, and psychological experience for patients in ways that empower them.’

Whilst the Healthcare Fine Art blog provides a good introduction to evidence-based art.

‘Evidence-based Art is based upon the principles of evidence-based design, and makes a commitment to basing design decisions on the best available research evidence. There is a small but significant body of research evidence today on the impact of art on clinical and behavioral outcomes of patients in hospital settings.’

For a UK case study on hospital interiors, read a Design Council piece on the redesign of the maternity facilities at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital in London.

And for an insight into how art is integrated into the ongoing management of a hospital, look at the Hospital Arts Project for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital site at Colney Lane. As well as interior design, it covers exhibitions, workshops, performance and gardens.

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