Ina Uran Lunde
Rutland Rehabilitation Centre, Warrenmount
For this project I have explored the readaptation and reuse of an existing building, by turning a secondary school into a rehabilitation facility for people with drug addiction. The primary objective has been to highlight the beneficial effects of colours in relation to human health through the implementation of colours consistently throughout the interior. Thus, my concept is inspired by colours and specifically the phenomenon of when a light beam disperses into colours, as well as the connection between colours, nature, and the human mind. The new space plan focuses on open yet intimate spaces with a calm and therapeutic atmosphere, which inspires and initiates healing. Furthermore, multi-functionality is at the heart of the design to make all spaces as universal as possible. The design style is primarily contemporary, with Scandinavian elements and numerous colours, all of which has been carefully selected and placed due to their psychological properties.