The new OncoCubus radiation therapy center, designed by Sektor 3 architects, is completed in the German city of Recklinghausen. In the OncoCubus the radiation room, a naturally clinical room, is provided with a living SemperGreenwall. This green wall of 20 square meters has been placed behind glass, so that the radiation room remains sterile. The patients will feel more comfortable during the treatments thanks to the green façade.
Green environment promotes patient recovery
To make patients more comfortable, the radiation room is equipped with a prominently visible green wall. Various scientific studies have shown that a green environment has a positive effect on the mental and physical well-being of patients, also known as a ‘healing environment’. Greenery in a room has a calming and stress-reducing effect. In addition, patients’ pain tolerance is higher in a green environment and patients’ recovery is promoted. The use of a green façade is therefore a valuable addition to the interior of any hospital or medical practice.
Plant wall with LED lighting
The living wall is illuminated with LED lighting. This stimulates the growth of the plants in indoor spaces where no natural light is available, guaranteeing a lasting green appearance of the SemperGreenwall.
Photo credits: Martin Gaissert