Art, Identity and Care in S.M.N.Hospital public space
The research, funded by the Healthcare History and Care Documentation Centre, focuses on the relationship between physical environment quality and the perception of users in the public spaces of Santa Maria Nuova Hospital in Florence. Through an identification of the structural and artistic elements of the complex, the aim is to investigate the value of works of art and architectural works (cloisters, corridors, loggia, waiting, entrance) at functional and perceptive level. A cross-sectional investigation is performed by adopting TEA (Technical Environmental Analysis) and OBEA tools (Observed based environmental assessments) to assess environmental quality, restoration, identity, place attachment and satisfaction. The research contribute on how physical environment may promote health and wellbeing of patients and staff/user.
TESIS Research Centre
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