Kings College Hospital
The 100-bed hospital was designed to consider the patient experience, from the moment the patient arrives to the moment they complete their treatment. Studies have shown as little as three minutes of contact with nature significantly reduces stress, anxiety, and fear. Multiple green spaces were included for proven improvement to mood and shorter hospital stays. One of those spaces is a roof garden accessible to the public, patients, and staff. Patients experience nature and skyline views from each room which increases exposure to natural light and in turn inducing calmness.