Human Health Case Studies

Case Study One

American Heart Institute – Nicosia, Cyprus – Paolo Burgi (2008-2010)

“The design develops the outdoor area of a heart surgery clinic and a nearby private villa. The entire design covers different aspects, some outdoor, others inside the clinic, such as the hall or the chapel, a multi-confessional place of worship. The design often uses typical elements of Cyprus’ landscape, culture and history that, with a process of decontextualization, transforms into main themes of peculiar spots: a hill of outstanding olive trees, a water basin and a garden of clay vessels, formerly used to store wine.” (burgi.ch)

American Heart Institute - Paolo Burgi (www.burgi.ch)

American Heart Institute – Paolo Burgi
(www.burgi.ch)

American Heart Institute - Paolo Burgi (www.burgi.ch)

American Heart Institute – Paolo Burgi
(www.burgi.ch)

American Heart Institute - Paolo Burgi (www.burgi.ch)

American Heart Institute – Paolo Burgi
(www.burgi.ch)

American Heart Institute - Paolo Burgi (www.burgi.ch)

American Heart Institute – Paolo Burgi
(www.burgi.ch)

American Heart Institute - Paolo Burgi (www.burgi.ch)

American Heart Institute – Paolo Burgi
(www.burgi.ch)

American Heart Institute - Paolo Burgi (www.burgi.ch)

American Heart Institute – Paolo Burgi
(www.burgi.ch)

American Heart Institute - Paolo Burgi (www.burgi.ch)

American Heart Institute – Paolo Burgi
(www.burgi.ch)

Case Study Two

OSC Parco Di Casvegno  – Mendrisio, Switzerland – Paolo Burgi (1988)

“A new footpath is now to lead around the whole of the park at the neuropsychiatric clinic in Mendrisio, passing six follies made up of trees and shrubs on its way. The differing growth forms of the plants underscore the character of the green follies: fastigiated oaks planted in a circle will one day form an impenetrable glade: tall standard evergreen oaks planted in a grid create the impression of a dark cube of trees while the rows of slender cypresses create different perspective illusions.” (burgi.ch)

OSC Parco Di Casvegno - Paolo Burgi (www.burgi.ch)

OSC Parco Di Casvegno – Paolo Burgi
(www.burgi.ch)

OSC Parco Di Casvegno - Paolo Burgi (www.burgi.ch)

OSC Parco Di Casvegno – Paolo Burgi
(www.burgi.ch)

OSC Parco Di Casvegno - Paolo Burgi (www.burgi.ch)

OSC Parco Di Casvegno – Paolo Burgi
(www.burgi.ch)

OSC Parco Di Casvegno - Paolo Burgi (www.burgi.ch)

OSC Parco Di Casvegno – Paolo Burgi
(www.burgi.ch)

 Case Study Three

Healing Garden Design Guidelines (Cooper Marcus and Barnes 1994)

1. Opportunities for Exercise

2. Opportunities to make choices, seek privacy and experience a sense of control

3. Provide settings which encourage people to gather together and experience social support

4. Engagement with Nature

5. Visibility

6. Accessibility

7. Familiarity

8. Quiet

9. Comfort

10. Panoramic View

11. Unambiguously Positive Elements (not abstract)

Methodist Women’s Hospital Healing Garden - Dipti Trivedi, ASLA and Mary McCawley http://www.asla.org/ppn/Article.aspx?id=32239

Methodist Women’s Hospital Healing Garden – Dipti Trivedi, ASLA and Mary McCawley
http://www.asla.org/ppn/Article.aspx?id=32239

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