How can architecture contribute to social work? And can the right layout of a psychiatric hospital minimise the use of physical restraint? In this theme, experts offer their views and answers.
Read about the Danish ‘Social bricks’ pilot study which, based on six cases, presents knowledge about ways in which architecture supports social work.
Get an insight into the new psychiatric hospitals in the Danish towns of Slagelse and Vejle, and read about the architects’ thoughts behind their designs. And see how Denmark’s biggest patient association, the Danish Cancer Society, has built seven cancer counselling centres based on the principles of healing architecture.
Inspiration is also provided from three other projects in Denmark: the psychiatric hospital in Esbjerg, sheltered housing units for the elderly with autism in Hinnerup and a care centre in Fredericia.