The building is called "Dagabygget" meaning Day-Building – as natural light is given a great importance in it's design. Large windows open up to the surrounding views and ensures that daylight reaches the innermost parts of the building.
A layout in contact with the surroundings
To create a healthy environment, timber is extensively used throughout the building, both as exterior cladding and in the interior. The goal is to create an environment that differs from the classic idea of this type of institution by using a lot of colours and different materials to give it a more high-quality, exclusive feel. The materials are selected to be robust and safe, to withstand the requirements of daily use.
The layout creates informal areas between the private patient rooms and the public living room. The courtyards provide contact with the surrounding landscape. Patient rooms have similar varied zones such as niches with buildt-in desks and benches by the windows. Integrated and custom-made furniture provide a functional and robust solution without articulated points, especially important for patient areas.