AMADO/ BENJAMIN: Neurological focused design (Psychiatric Hospital)…
AMADO/ BENJAMIN: Neurological focused design (Psychiatric Hospital)
Issues in Psychiatric Hospital Design
Lack of home-like feeling
Lack of greenscape
Monochromatic or bland colors
Lack of Soundscape
Poor facility condition
Lack of Exterior Views
Lack of proper lighting and ventilation
Lack of recreational space for patient and medical staff
PROBLEM: Neglect on neurological needs and theraputic environment for patients
neuro-sensory design factors are defined as those design elements that affect neurophysiological or psychological health by stimulating any of the five senses – sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch
SITE 1: National Center for Mental Health, Nueve de Pebrero St., Mauway, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
The National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) (Filipino: Pambansang Sentro ng Pangkaisipang Kalusugan), is a 4200-bed psychiatric hospital occupying
47 hectares of land
in the city of Mandaluyong. It is PhilHealth-accredited.
architecture + ecology
JOEY DE LEON
SITE 2: Barangay Osorio, Trece Martires City, Cavite,
5 hectares of land
“The Provincial Government of Cavite donated a five-hectare land where the proposed 500-bed rehabilitation facility will be constructed. A 1.85 billion yen or around P878- million was given to the Philippine government from Japan for the CARE (Consolidated Rehabilitation of Illegal Drug Users) Project expected to be completed by 2020,” the DOH- Calabarzon stated.
SITE 3: Barangay Inarawan, Antipolo City
property. which can accomodate 1,000 patients only
high rise community
each sector of the high rise community will be divided into categories depending on what the patient requires.
ex: the criminally insane will be in the pinaka top while those in the Rehab ward or those who are close to getting better and being released will be in the lower part of the skyscarper
characteristics of issue and qualitative solutions
subsistence farming ?