Decades of research has taught us that people can heal more quickly when they experience trees and nature. This is true of patients who are in hospital suffering from serious illness or residents whose mood may be altered by living in a residential complex that is designed around liveable landscapes that promote harmony and peace. In this issue we visit a number of healing landscapes from Beirut’s M1 Building, which uses simplistic yet intelligent design to create high-quality, restorative environments within smaller and more challenging spaces to Kuwait’s Children’s Hospital which has designed both internal and external spaces to suit Kuwait’s challenging climate, making use of a network of outdoor spaces connected by
shaded walking routes and activity trails and internal water features, public art, and planting that offer pleasant informal seating areas surrounded by its own micro-climate. We also feature San Francisco’s oldest park, South Park, which was renovated this year to meet the changing needs of its users. The site has a long and rich history and is also home to an economically diverse population, with residential hotels adjacent to condos and high value commercial real estate. Given this diversity, the 1.2-acre park had to provide a variety of flexible and responsive spaces that meet the unique needs of its visitors. For much more please continue reading inside.
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