Design Parameters for Evaluating Light Settings and Light Atmosphere in Hospital Wards

Lone Stidsen, Poul Henning Kirkegaard, Anna Marie Fisker

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Abstract

When constructing and designing Danish hospitals for the future, patients, staff and guests are in focus. It is found important to have a starting point in healing architecture and create an environment with knowledge of users sensory and functionally needs and looks at how hospital wards can support patients’ experience or maybe even have a positive influence on the recovery process.
Thus at a general level, it is a crucial task to investigate how aspects such as the design of the environment, arts, lights, sounds can support and improve the patients’ recovery rate and the satisfaction of staff and guests in the future hospital. This paper is based on Böhmes G. concept of atmosphere dealing
with the effect of light in experiencing atmosphere, and the importance having a
holistic approach when designing a pleasurable light atmosphere. It shows
important design parameters for pleasurable light atmosphere in hospital wards and specific present a proposal for evaluating light atmosphere in the dynamic light settings for hospital wards.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd CIE Expert Symposium on Appearance - When appearance meets lighting... : Book of Abstracts, presentations and posters
Number of pages4
PublisherCatholic University College Sint-Lieven - Light & Lighting Laboratory
Publication date2010
Pages136-139
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2nd CIE Expert Symposium on Appearance "When Appearence meets Lighting...." - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 8 Sep 201010 Sep 2010

Conference

Conference2nd CIE Expert Symposium on Appearance "When Appearence meets Lighting...."
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period08/09/201010/09/2010

Bibliographical note

Order Book of Abstracts, presentations and posters at the conference site, http://ingenieur.kahosl.be/projecten/licht/_en/cie_home_symposium.xml

Keywords

  • Light Atmosphere
  • Dynamic Lighting
  • Lighting Design Parameters

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