Workshop about integrated play as a principle at BørneRiget

In the summer of 2017, Ole Kirk’s Foundation, Rigshospitalet and the Capital Region of Denmark met to explore the opportunities of play into the treatment of ill children and adolescents.

At a workshop, participants provided input for a play manifesto. The play manifesto should set the direction for how play should be an integral part of BørneRiget – a world-class hospital building for children, adolescents, pregnant women and their families. The day resulted in a video, which you can watch below.

Integrated play as a principle at BørneRiget

In 2016, Ole Kirk’s Foundation, the Capital of Denmark and Rigshospitalet joined forces in a partnership to build a world-class hospital building - BørneRiget. A hospital building that collects the most recent knowledge about healing architecture. A building that invites to play, collaboration and development.

This is not just a matter of architecture. It is also a matter of culture. A culture, which builds on the child’s approach to the world. The child’s curiosity and desire to play and learn is the starting point. One of the leading principles for BørneRiget is ‘integrated play’: Play should be an integral part of the hospital design as​​ well as of activities and processes in the new facility.

BørneRiget will set new standards for the treatment of children, adolescents, pregnant women and their families, when it is ready in 2024.


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