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The Rise of Biophilic Design in Healthcare Spaces

Biophilia, meaning love of nature, can be utilized beyond potted plants in healthcare facilities. Design elements such as natural light, green walls, the incorporation of water, organic patterns, natural textures, and non-porous natural materials are all common biophilic elements that can be featured to help promote wellness. 

Due to this, biophilic design has quickly been adopted within healthcare facilities to allow patients to connect with nature, adding a natural healing element to their everyday care. HED has developed several ways hospitals and other healthcare facilities can use biophilic design within their interior and exterior spaces, explore our insights below. 

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