Architects and physicians joined forces to develop a spatial and communication concept that sustainably supports the healing process of children and adults by creating positive emotional and sensory experiences. This health concept was realized in Elises Insel – Elise’s Island, the child and adult psychiatry of the “Protestant Queen Elizabeth Herzberge Hospital” in Berlin. For three to 18-year olds, a place with a story has been created that equally satisfies medical standards and the patients emotional needs. The colors, shapes and materials used as well as the light installations build a warm and homely atmosphere.
By working hand in hand, the architects of dan pearlman together with the physicians of a child and adult hospital developed a detailed architectural health concept that includes holistic therapeutical aspects. Inspired by the hospital’s founder Elisabeth of Prussia, the fairy character Princess Elise enriches the daily routine at the hospital and supports the patients’ as well as the staff’s identification with the clinic. Elise’s Islands stands for sustainable, medical and social competences. It also creates a distinct positioning within the healthcare sector by turning a hospital into a vivid place where physical and mental wounds can heal faster.