Healthcare Architecture

Healthcare Architecture

There has arguably never been a stronger focus on healthcare, health, and social care. There are many challenges governed by global trends and local conditions that are changing client behaviours and expectations when it comes to healthcare and health services. From healthcare architecture to architecture that cares.

We offer expert advice to help you leverage potential and develop existing and new properties for growing healthcare providers.

People are always at the centre when we design healthcare environments. Staff and patients and their relatives. Those who need help, and those who are there to help. And always with an openness and responsiveness to the major changes that are underway in the healthcare sector. Even in the most complex of processes, we find innovative solutions for flexible buildings with a high sustainability profile.

We believe in the importance of architecture that promotes good health and in architecture as a strong reason for patients and staff to choose one healthcare environment over another. Consequently, we foster close personal co-operation with our clients in order to find new angles and new connections between people, medicine, and the environment.

Deepdives

Better healthcare environments when children are given a voice

At White, we firmly believe that children should be involved in the creation of the spaces that they’re going to spend time in. When the Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital in Gothenburg was to be rebuilt, we used play and discussion to incorporate the children’s perspectives and let their wishes guide the design. Read more »

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How we create good healthcare environments

When we design healthcare environments, we apply the latest findings about the significance of buildings for staff well-being and patient recovery. By combining the evidence of research with our experience, we are guided in our design choices towards the best solutions. Read more »

A healthy questioning of psychiatric environments

Mental health problems are on the rise in Sweden. But shouldn’t the awareness that environments contribute to our well-being and promote recovery apply to psychiatric patients too? And can architecture help to reduce the stigma and prejudice? Read more »

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From surgery to COVID care in just ten days

The O building at Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge had yet to be fully commissioned before its flexibility was tested to the limits. 23 operating theatres were converted into 64 ICU beds in just ten days. Read more »

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The people behind the architecture

Focusing on healthcare was not obvious to Anna Arias, who is an architect at White. But the opportunity to help people and make an important contribution to society made her determined to working with healthcare environments. Read more »

 

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Healthcare projects portfolio

Do you want know more about our views on Healthcare Architecture? Here you find a selection of our healthcare projects.

 

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Watch our webinar

Destigmatising mental health through architecture

On the 25 February 2021 we hosted a digital roundtable on the subject of tackling stigma around mental health by rethinking the design and context of specialised facilities. You can watch it here»

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Contact us!

Charlotte Ruben

Charlotte Ruben

Architect

Stockholm

+46 8 402 26 28

Cristiana Caira

Cristiana Caira

Architect

Göteborg

+46 31 60 87 77

Saga Karlsson

Saga Karlsson

Development manager, Architect

Göteborg

+46 31 60 87 47

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