This Finnish Health Clinic is Designed to Encourage Well-Being

By: Rebecca Byers - Jun 9, 2015
References: archdaily & retaildesignblog.net
This stylish Finnish health clinic was designed to be sympathetic and to encourage well-being. Designed by alt Architects, the stunning small-scale building is bright, lively and surrounded by awe-inspiring batches of pine forest.

An innovation largely restricted to the Nordic countries and the Netherlands, this predisposition toward designing to encourage health and well-being is something seen not only in healthcare centers, but also some detention centers and other social facilities.

The Finnish health clinic, called Health Clinic Ruukki, is a great example of forward-thinking architecture that takes into consideration findings in anthropology, psychology and psychiatry. The primarily wooden structure is designed in an L-shape and with windows that have been strategically placed to provide therapeutic views of the nearby pine forests.