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An article by Paul Fraser, Landscape Architect at SSH, explaining how the landscape design of SSH’s upcoming major healthcare project, the Kuwait Children’s Hospital (KCH), can promote patient recovery, appeared in the February issue of Landscape Middle East.
The hospital will be the largest of its kind in the world once complete and is a landmark development for Kuwait, delivering 792 beds over 300,000 sqm of functional floor space.
Paul’s article explains how the design language of KCH’s exterior and interior spaces seamlessly transition and work together to provide positive healing environments not only for potential patients’, but also for staff who will work at the new facility.
“The brief called for a futuristic yet functional design, fusing energy efficiency, state-of-the-art technology and world-class healthcare design.” Paul writes. “At the same time, as hospitals are places of hope and rehabilitation, a key principle of the design team’s agenda was to create a welcoming and positive environment for all children and their families.”
He continues: “Studies have shown that views across attractive gardens from within a healthcare facility can have a positive impact on clinical outcomes … in addition to offering extended views to semi-public and private areas. This underlined to the team the value not only of the experience within the garden, but the views across it from within the building – both during the day and at night.”
Read Paul’s full article by visiting Landscape Middle East’s website here.