Evaluation of Quality Components in Architectural Design of Healthcare Buildings


ABSTRACT The design and construction of healthcare buildings are much more important and require a special organization, due to the fact that human life is in question. The architectural design and understanding of quality in healthcare buildings have changed over time, while in the beginning the architectural quality was being taken in the same sense as structural security and functional efficiency, afterwards aesthetic and cultural values, physical and psychological needs have been added to these values. Nowadays, when healthcare buildings are transformed into wellness centres, it has become compulsory to design these buildings to provide a healing environment. The purpose of this study is to improve the quality of healthcare buildings by evaluating the quality concept and its components in healthcare buildings in terms of patient-centred design, evidence-based design, healing architecture and to make recommendations for establishing healing healthcare institutions and to contribute to the works to be done in this regard.