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The Best New Health Care Design Borrows an Old Healing Technique: Plants

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Source: Fast Company ​Co. Design

This week, the American Institute of Architects announced seven new, stand-out structures designed to help heal patients, whether the focus is cancer treatment, reproductive health, or pediatrics. One constant that runs through these diverse buildings, though, is green space. ...

Throughout the Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, SOM incorporated spaces for family and patients to retreat to for a little rest and solitude. Outside, this strategy includes a courtyard and rooftop garden.

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