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The Alnarp Method : an interdisciplinary-based design of holistic healing gardens derived from research and development in Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden

Grahn, Patrik; Stoltz, Jonathan; Bengtsson, Anna


This chapter aims to create an understanding of and opportunities for practicing landscape architects to create outdoor environments as a resource for health and well-being for people with stress-related mental illness. The overall intention is to describe how the care recipients’ use of gardens and parks can lead to healing and well-being, which generates theories and tools for use in the health design process. The work is based on research and development in Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden, which has led to the development of a theoretical framework for the design of healing and supportive environments. This work has led to methods for evidence-based design, which contain important environmental qualities (perceived sensory dimensions) and contact zones with the outdoors that are used as part of a holistic view for the use of the outdoor environment in a healing process.

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Titel: Routledge Handbook of Urban Landscape Research
ISBN: 978-0-367-62525-2, eISBN: 978-1-003-10956-3Utgivare: Routledge