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Children’s Hospital is a Sheltering Haven that Proves Design Heals
Posted By Evelyn Lee On February 9, 2010 @ 12:42 am In Architecture,Design,Green Building,Green Interiors,Social Design | 1 Comment
Storytelling design is the first step towards a healthier future for patients at the Evangelisches Konigin Elizabeth Krankenhaus  children’s psychiatric hospital in Berlin. Designed as a collaborative effort between the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Dan Pearlman Creative Agency , the center creates a fantastic narrative that guides patients on a journey to “Elise Island”, a safe place to play and rest hosted by Princess Elise.
The Evangelisches Konigin Elizabeth Krankenhaus  spans three colorful rooms — the ‘Sandburg’ (sand castle), the ‘Palmehutte’ (palm hut), and the ‘Klipper’ (clipper ship). Each room is designed with shape, color, materials, light, and fresh air in mind to help promote a positive atmosphere and meet the demands of the young patients and therapeutical staff.
The interior design  of the facility is a vital part of the treatment for the occupants at Elise Island. Sustainable design was taken into the account with regards to the environment, but in this instance it also plays a vital role in improving the health of the patients. Those behind the Elise Island project believe that creativity can be harnessed and used as a social resource. We certainly agree.
+ Dan Pearlman 
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 Evangelisches Konigin Elizabeth Krankenhaus: http://www.keh-berlin.de/
 Dan Pearlman Creative Agency: http://www.danpearlman.de/
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