‘A breath of fresh air’ – looking at air quality and how it affects us.
Annie Pollock, Associate Consultant, Architect & Landscape Architect – Dementia Centre, HammondCare
Air quality is the global issues of our times. Poor air quality affects us all, but in particular older people and those with dementia – and in this, there a similarity with Covid-19.
This presentation is based on a book I have written, which is to be published in 2021. It briefly discusses the main causes of air pollution, looks at design strategies to mitigate poor air quality, how planting can help – and lastly, some thoughts on Covid-19 and forest and bush fires in relation to air quality issues.
What could be the drivers of the future of healthcare design?
Francis Gallagher, Managing Director, HKS Architects Limited
An overview of the current drivers we see today. Eg. Digital twins, MediHealth, Smart building technologies, Biophilic design etc.
As technology and medical care progresses and continues to innovate, what is the role of architects and how do we evolve our processes to align?
We know that adaptability and flexibility is key to the longevity of health facilities, but what will this potentially look like in the years to come?
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Will it be best to reimagine estates as a whole to ensure innovation and best care throughout?