Environment and Health：Well Building
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Urban people spend around 90% of their time indoors or inside buildings. Most of their time, whether work, leisure or rest, is spent indoors. As such, it becomes an important issue how design and facilities of buildings can help us live healthier.
In recent years, the concept of “WELL” — building for well-being, has been all the rage in the architectural sector. The ten indicators of the concept are air, water, temperature, light, sound, movement, materials, nourishment, mind and community, which add a lot more concerns of humanities than the architectural concepts which only focus on physical space in the past.
In 2017, a research of the University of Hong Kong found that home and neighbourhood environment have certain effects on people’s physical and mental health. Dr Corine WONG, who is responsible for the research, thinks that the project helps architects and town planners to incorporate appropriate consideration in their designs, especially on how the design of public space can promote neighbourhood relationship.