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Introducing the Green Hospital Room

By Lauren La Rose
The Canadian Press

It's being touted as the first full-scale concept room of its kind, and one that its creators hope will offer those in the health-care field insight into how to inject a dose of green into a patient's space.

The Green Patient Room is the brainchild of U.S. architectural practice Anshen and Allen, which wanted to create a space that would have a minimum of impact on the natural environment while fulfilling the patient's need for a safe and comfortable sanctuary.

Incorporating eco-friendly materials into the design was the key to greening the 37-square-metre patient room, on display at the recent IIDEX/NeoCon Canada expo and conference in Toronto.

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