Design Proposal for Pleasurable Light Atmosphere in Hospital Wards

Lone Stidsen, Poul Henning Kirkegaard, Anna Marie Fisker, Jakob Borrits Sabra

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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 introduce the concept of atmosphere based on the theory of Gernot Böhmes and it is dealing with the effect of light in experiencing atmosphere, looking at the importance having a holistic approach to lighting design. The paper displays important design parameters for achieving pleasurable light atmosphere in hospital wards and outlines a specific design proposal for an experimental case study in a hospital ward.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationColour & Light in Architecture : internation conference, Venice, 11-12 November 2010
EditorsPietro Zennaro
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationVenice
PublisherLuav University of Venice, Faculty of Architecture
Publication date2010
ISBN (Print)9788896370049
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventColour & Light in Architecture, International Conference - Venice, Italy
Duration: 11 Nov 201012 Nov 2010


ConferenceColour & Light in Architecture, International Conference


  • Light Atmosphere
  • Lighting Design
  • Lighting Qualities


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