12 Jul 2023
7 Jan 2024

Insights from architectural psychology

Exhibition “New Architecture for Hospitals”

  • Wednesday, 7/12/2023 - Sunday, 1/7/2024

Event location
TUM Architecture Museum

Target audience

The exhibition “Building to Heal: New Architecture for Hospitals” at the TUM Architecture Museum shows an international selection of still rare clinic buildings that support healing. The presentation at scientific findings from architectural psychology wants to stimulate change and challenge with multiple senses.

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New hospital architecture using the example of the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology in Utrecht in the Netherlands.

In the first place, the exhibition critically examines the scientific foundations of the so-called "healing architecture", visibility of its successes, that is, its effectiveness, and the ways and hurdles of its feasibility. It is both a status report of current efforts to move from the "sick" house to a healthy environment, and an attempt to open new perspectives into a more radical, visionary future. Not the illness, but the sick, is to be given space. The goal and intention of the exhibition is both to demonstrate the influence of architecture on the healing process and to stimulate a broader public debate about the future of the building type and its social relevance.

How to find us
  • Location: TUM Architecture Museum in the Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Straße 40, 80333 Munich