Center for Treatment of PTSD

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Luna Nørgaard Gevitz
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
This report entails a sketch proposal for at treatment center for Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, caused by sexual assault, situated in the region of Brittany in France. The report consists of four chapters, Program, Presentation, Process and Appendix. The project will focus on well-being, embodiment of the senses and social and environmental sustainability.

France has a high rate of sexual assaults each year. The public treatment offers are not sufficient for the victims to regain a well-functioning everyday life in society. This treatment center offers a holistic perspective on treatment, where both bodily, mental, and social aspects of healing is being considered. This is through embodiment of the senses via materials, light and movement as well as through functional and technical measures. The center aims to reset the circadian rhythm and regenerate awareness of bodily signals.

Being located in France on a hillside, the project has a contextual approach through the landscape, atmosphere and culture, seeking enhancement of the sense of the place.

The project has a focus on social and environmental sustainability, through Life Cycle Assessment and passive strategies and active strategies.

In order to achieve a holistic and integrated design proposal, the Integrated Design Process has been combined with Maher’s Model of how to navigate between problem space and solution space, in order to make design decisions.
Publication date1 Sep 2021
Number of pages154
ID: 441135108