12-01-2018

Therapeutic Landscape Design

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It is widely recognised that nature in the urban environment makes people feel psychologically and physically better.



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Therapeutic Landscape Design It is widely recognised that nature in the urban environment makes people feel psychologically and physically better. The Therapeutic Landscape Design course at the Milan Polytechnic examines the specific design themes of therapeutic landscapes. 


It is scientifically proven that associating a therapeutic green component with a building can considerably improve the quality of life and make the occupants feel psychologically and physically better. It is no coincidence that history serves up many examples of gardens whose value went way beyond mere beauty, places for people to stroll through, rest and relax in, structured on the basis of certain themes and “moods” as we might say nowadays.
When a more conscious effort is put into the design of these places, they can generate unique benefits for specific pathologies, support social disadvantage, aid healing and help improve the lifestyle of differently abled people. With an approach highly geared towards social and healthcare services, and to buildings designed for health, with multidisciplinary contributions to the methods, technical and regulatory aspects, the Therapeutic Landscape Design course intends to give participants the tools to plan and create healing gardens and natural spaces for interaction and socialising. 
The course, developed by the scientific committee, namely the “Design of health facilities” cluster in the Milan Polytechnic sponsored by the Italian association of landscape architecture (AIAPP), the National Technical Hospital Building Centre (CNETO) and the Italian Health Society (SITI) starts on 16 February and targets anyone who wants to examine the ties between built environment, wellbeing and health, with particular reference to the direct relationship between place and the healing. It is structured as a single cycle with 12 lessons for a total of 48 hours. The fifth day of the course also includes an experiential workshop at the Botanical Gardens of Brera with a group practical exercise at the end. The lessons will be streamed.

Christiane Bürklein

Therapeutic Landscape Design course
Course director: Stefano Capolango
Course co-director: Monica Botta
Dates: 16 February, 23 February, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March, 23 March 2018
Deadline for enrolments: 10 February 2018
The course is open to a maximum of 10 participants
The course is CNAPPC accredited by the Professional Association of Engineers of the Province of Milan for 15 course credits.
The course is CNI accredited by the Professional Association of Engineers of the Province of Milan for 48 course credits.
Images: 
Summer Daisis - Pexels
Archytpe - Sydenham - http://www.floornature.it/blog/sydenham-garden-centre-di-architype-progetto-sostenibile-e-premiato-come-best-mental-health-design-2011-7468/
Mehr als Wohnen - http://www.floornature.com/blog/finalists-2016-17-world-habitat-awards-12073/
TALA Landscape - http://www.floornature.com/blog/thailand-landscape-architecture-awards-2015-10408/
Synergy gardens Chicago - http://www.floornature.com/blog/2017-chicago-architecture-biennial-opens-13066/
Natura Futura Arquitectura - Il triangolo delle verdure - http://www.floornature.com/blog/triangle-vegetables-natura-futura-arquitectura-13451/
Find out more: http://www.aiapp.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/TLD-4.0-locandina-DEF.pdf

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