Charis Teal

Whenua Whakaora: Wellington Children’s Hospital Reimagined

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Bachelor of Design with Honours

Whenua Whakaora proposes a speculative alternative to the new Wellington’s Children Hospital design. It imagines what might be possible if the narrative layer of Te Waonui (great forest of Tāne) holistically shapes the architecture. Critiquing current hospital design standards, the research investigates how space influences the emotional, psychological and social well-being of patients, families and staff, establishing a set of healing spatial criteria that inform the design of a hospital-as-landscape.
Block 12 Level B