Published in 4/2020 - Empathy


Circle of Care

Text Iris Andersson Images Tuomas Uusheimo

Alvar Aalto’s breakthrough work Paimio Sanatorium was completed in 1933. According to his vision, the hospital as a gesamtkunstwerk was a healing instrument. Image from Tuomas Uusheimo’s Paimio series (2019).

What is a humane and experiential-based care architecture like? In her essay, Iris Andersson examines hospitals, their history, future and the concept of healing space.

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