نوع مقاله : مقالۀ ترویجی
دانشگاه بین المللی امام خمینی
عنوان مقاله [English]
Even though the nature has an effective role in healing and promoting the well-being of human beings, this issue is overlooked in the modern world, and most of therapeutic spaces rely solely on medical technologies and advancements. As a result, the hospital environments have turned into bland and lifeless spaces. The Fiona Stanley Hospital project in West Australia is a successful example where landscape is designed to promote healing. This paper seeks to provide an analytical and explanatory overview of the design of one of Australia's largest and most important projects.
Therefore, multiple databases and sources related to therapeutic and healing spaces are studied in this paper. This paper aims at investigating the key features of landscape design that can promote the healing process in Stanley Hospital; a successful contemporary example.
In this hospital, the design strategies for creating a healing landscape are beyond formalistic or objective ideas reflected in the site. These strategies are considered as landscape ideas that offer a context for coherent coexistence of human and other species that benefit from common resources in life. This project considers a holistic approach in design and planning to create a healing landscape that focuses on the features of the context and human behavior. Defining human scale for spaces, creating integrated and diverse spaces, representing indigenous landscape embedded with conceptual design and natural viewpoints are the prominent measures in formation of Fiona Stanley hospital. Historical experiences also indicate the effective role of green nature, sunlight, and fresh air in promoting the healing process in the therapeutic spaces. Thus, contacting with nature is a promising solution to improve the quality of health centers.