Where is the influence of kopvol particularly strong in this design?
Tanja Vollmer and Gemma Koppen are familiar with the altered spatial perception of the ill. More often and more precisely than usual, the patient’s view regarding orientation, daylight, smell and sound found its way into the design in an intensive, joint development process. The organization of the therapy center was a special concern for kopvol. The division of a functional unit over two floors took us a while to get used to. This intervention, however, pushed the unique therapy program of the Arlesheim Clinic into the center of the hospital. Similar to the British Maggies Centers, visitors and patients will be able to move through spaces that support healing. The “hospital machinery” steps into the background.