Hospital architecture and the challenge of humanisation. Research and design


The hospital may no longer be seen as a “health machine” but a complex system where care and training converge, ensuring higher levels of thermo-hygrometric and psychological comfort. The paradigm of humanisation, regarding both hospitalisation and collective and social spaces in the hospital, stimulates a wide range of morphological-typological and technological innovations. The present contribution, starting from this scenario, proposes both a critical analysis of some emblematic design projects and the specific outcomes of some applied research and case studies developed by the authors.