This is the award winning design for the children’s emergency unit at the Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland. The prize was won by Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), with partners JB Ferrari. The atmosphere is complete with a heavenly array of colours and shapes from nature as well as a stunning view of the natural outdoor courtyard. Natural light spills into the space through cascading windows, the space is enchanting and filled with life. It’s bound to bring happiness and wellbeing to any child, man or woman.
Dr Ulrich R once conducted a study of patients that all had undergone gallbladder surgery in 1972-1981, he chose forty six patient who had a view of a brick wall and twenty three whose window looked out on a view of nature. Whilst taking into account the age and medication taken by each patient he concluded that the people that looked out onto nature recovered a full day sooner than the patients who did not.