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HOSPITALS ARE



   Sacred Spaces
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What are the most 
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                                                       fear       stress


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                                                     fear
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Should we build 
                                    corporate office‐style 
                                         heal...
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                                       …or high‐tech health factories?
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                                            …or ask patients to 
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                                       INSTEAD, we should build places 
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                                       …responding to AUTHENTIC* needs 
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                                       Hospitals tend to confront people with 
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                     that call for SACR...
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  Regional...
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SACRED SPACES connect with nature. 
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                    SACRED SPACES raise ou...
SACRED SPACES are an economic asset. 
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  1. 1. Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. www.farrowpartnership.com HOSPITALS ARE Sacred Spaces
  2. 2. © Salter Farrow Pilon Architects Inc., of which Farrow Partnership Architects is a successor firm Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre/ photo: Peter Sellar H e nt ow in  er th  man stat a NE i s   ho y pe s U e of m ople  pital TRAL ind ?
  3. 3. What are the most  COMMON emotions here? © BigStockphoto.com / Penalope Roses
  4. 4. © Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. fear stress uncertainty coping with a life thrown into chaos
  5. 5. © Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. fear stress uncertainty coping with a life thrown into chaos How should we RESPOND to such a VULNERABLE state of mind?
  6. 6. Should we build  corporate office‐style  health facilities? © iStockphoto.com / Matthew Rambo
  7. 7. © Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. …or high‐tech health factories?
  8. 8. © Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. …or ask patients to  pretend they’re checking   into a hotel?
  9. 9. © Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. INSTEAD, we should build places  that address REAL feelings…
  10. 10. © Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. …responding to AUTHENTIC* needs  for comfort, hope and meaning. * thanks to Joe Pine for exactly the right word!
  11. 11. © Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. Hospitals tend to confront people with  LIFE‐CHANGING experiences…
  12. 12. © Farrow Partnership Architects / Credit Valley Hospital / photo: Peter Sellar that call for SACRED SPACES…
  13. 13. © Salter Farrow Pilon Architects Inc., of which Farrow Partnership Architects is a successor firm / Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre/ photo: Peter Sellar EVERYWHERE in the hospital.
  14. 14. © Salter Farrow Pilon Architects Inc., of which Farrow Partnership Architects is a successor firm / Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre/ photo: Peter Sellar SACRED SPACES are memorable. 
  15. 15. SACRED SPACES connect with nature.  © photos: Tye S. Farrow
  16. 16. © Salter Farrow Pilon Architects Inc., of which Farrow Partnership Architects is a successor firm Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre/ photo: Peter Sellar SACRED SPACES have local meaning. 
  17. 17. © Farrow Partnership Architects / Credit Valley Hospital / photo: Tom Arban SACRED SPACES raise our spirits.
  18. 18. SACRED SPACES are an economic asset.  © Farrow Partnership Architects © Fa rro w Pa rtn ers iph Ar ch ite cts Inc . Moving from a sickness model to prevention and wellness. Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. www.farrowpartnership.com
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