Atmosphere in the patient room at the bedside

“Never underestimate the healing effects of beauty.” Florence Nightingale (1820 – 1910)

Support point at the entrance to the station with yellow marking for clear orientation

Epilepsy ward for people with multiple disabilities.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. Various symptoms can occur during a seizure, such as convulsions, loss of consciousness and uncontrolled movements. The causes of epilepsy are varied and can be genetic or triggered by injuries or diseases of the brain.

View across the corridor to the patient rooms and therapy rooms

Epilepsy patients can benefit from a calm and relaxed atmosphere

No study has yet shown that the seizures and symptoms of epilepsy patients are reduced in a calm and relaxed environment. In any case, an environment in which people feel comfortable helps to reduce stress and anxiety. A quiet environment can also help epilepsy patients to relax better, which can have a positive effect on their mood and well-being.

Marking the entrance niches and doors to the patient rooms

A feel-good atmosphere as a therapeutic factor?

Indirectly, therefore, we may well succeed not only in improving patients’ well-being, but also in reducing one of the causes of complaints and seizures by creating a calm and safe environment. We are excited to see what findings the next few years will bring.

View into a double room for patients

Our Institute for Color Psychology developed the color concept for the ward in a participatory process together with the medical and nursing staff and the clinic management and will also research the effects of the environmental factors of color and light on the experience and behavior of patients and staff.

Therapy room for occupational therapy treatments

The success of any color design, as of architecture as a whole, is reflected in the degree of satisfaction of all people concerned with the changed living environment, their well-being and their health.

Therapy bath with patient lift
Snoezelen room – therapeutic stimulation of sensory experience and relaxation
Padded therapy room
central community room

Design concept surface colors – light colors:
Institute for Color Psychology Axel Buether and Heike Krauss
Clara Götsch (internship)

Architecture: K. Baumunk & J. Engel Architects

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