Contemporary research suggests that access to nature and contextual design are fundamental to our health and wellbeing. Promoting these health and environmental benefits should be the focus of how we design health facilities and indeed how we approach health care in Australia.
Katharina Nieberler-Walker, Head of Landscape Architecture from leading design firm, Conrad Gargett will present at the 2015 Green Cities Conference being held in Melbourne this month, on “Designed for healing – the gardens of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
The green credentials of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, a children’s hospital like no other, go beyond solely external spaces to integrate these with architectural design and the healing philosophy underpinning the project.
Green Cities is regarded as Australia’s premier sustainability event which will run from 17-19 March 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. It is an annual conference co-hosted by the Green Building Council of Australia and Property Council of Australia. For more information, visit: http://www.greencities.org.au/.