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River Recovery / Swimming recovery home

River Recovery
River Recovery

Lebens(t)räume 2004

Lebens(t)räume 2004

“River Recovery” is a building floating on the Thames, which can be docked, in the heart of the city and close to hospitals. It anchors patients hoping for recovery in the center of the city rather than banning them to the outskirts. This project overcomes the difference between hospital and nursing home so that patients can be given reliable, easily accessible care for 2 to 3 weeks. The jury ascertained that this entry had been developed in detail in all the relevant aspects – even an ecologically planned air circulation system that functions in the Thames on the basis of the changing water levels at low and high tide was included.

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Harriet Harriss

Harriet Harriss
London, United Kingdom