Gardens for wellbeing in workplace environments

Chance, Helena, Bell, Jonathan, Wagenfeld, Amy and Winterbottom, Daniel (2015) Gardens for wellbeing in workplace environments. In: Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Design4Health 2015, 13 - 16 July 2015, Sheffield, UK.

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We propose that design for healing gardens would benefit from typological study of workplace, religious and health care gardens from cross-disciplinary and international perspectives, theory, and practice (Ward-Thompson, Aspinall, & Bell, 2010). Using place and affordance theories, and the perspectives of occupational therapy, environmental psychology, and the history and theory of design, we compare four gardens for different user needs to argue that universal and interdisciplinary approaches to landscape design drive innovation. These are the Rab Psychiatric Hospital gardens, Rab Croatia, the Walter Reed National Naval Military Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, gardens for the newly built Cistercian monastery of Our Lady of Novy Dvur, Czech Republic, the roof gardens of the Nomura Bank in London.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Healing Gardens, universal design, interdisciplinary practice, workplace garden design
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Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 12:55
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 19:17

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