Multistorey Mental Health Facilities
This body of work investigated the implications and feasibility of building multi-storey mental health facilities for New Zealand. It looked at both acute and forensic mental health services.
Exemplar projects have been analysed to establish design benchmarks and key performance indicators for multi-storey mental health facilities. This has contributed to evidence-based reference material prepared to inform the briefing for projects of this type.
The following key issues were identified and discussed:
Universal and inclusive design
Provision of natural light
Access to landscaped spaces
Connection to the land
Plan typologies suitable for multistorey solutions
Meaningful development of design guidelines
Ministry of Health, New Zealand
Research / Consultant