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Shahrad, Azadeh, 2013. What are the design principles of Healing Gardens : for people who are suffering from stress-related diseases?. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Landscape Architecture (until 121231)



According to European Agency for Health at Work (2011), Stress is one of the biggest health and safety challenges in Europe and “[it] is the second most reported work-related health problem, affecting 22% of workers from EU 27 (in 2005).” Nature by having special futures has positive effects on human’s health and can be a place for restoration from stress. Healing gardens for people who are suffering from stress-related disease is a concept which tries to take advantage of being passive and active in natural space.
The aim of this thesis is to look at the design principles of this kind of healing garden with the case study of Torup Healing. The result which is mainly extracted from interviews of designers, shows that there are two main parts, first before starting the design process “what is important to know” and “important factors” while planning it. The study got two significant elements; “society” and “establishment” as new findings through the research which might not be called principles but they are as important as principles and should be taken into account during the process of design.

Main title:What are the design principles of Healing Gardens
Subtitle:for people who are suffering from stress-related diseases?
Authors:Shahrad, Azadeh
Supervisor:Palsdottír, Anna Maria
Examiner:Skärbäck, Erik and Larsson, Marie
Series:Självständigt arbete vid LTJ-fakulteten, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2013
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LM001 Urban Landscape Dynamics - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Landscape Architecture (until 121231)
Keywords:Healing garden, health, design principles, stress-related diseases, restoration, Torup health garden
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Human medicine, health, and safety
Landscape architecture
Deposited On:07 Feb 2013 07:24
Metadata Last Modified:07 Feb 2013 07:24

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