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Health and Well-Being District

Part 1 Project 2023
Dominik Lizut
University of the West of England | UK
In recent years, health and well-being have increasingly gained significance in the cultural, environmental, and economic contexts of the UK. The global pandemic has underscored the pivotal role that well-designed public spaces play in enhancing community well-being and fostering connections. Public Health England emphasizes that our physical and social environments wield a greater influence on our health than our individual habits, behaviours, healthcare, utilization, or inheritance. This holds particular relevance as we spend 90% of our time indoors. Consequently, there is now unified support from UK citizens and the government for growth and development that prioritizes health and well-being.

Creating spaces where people can gather and engage in activities promoting health and well-being not only fosters a sense of community and connection but also supports their physical, mental, and social well-being. This contributes to an urban setting that stimulates unity, partnership, and a rational sense of belonging. Recognizing the importance of increasing social capital and building strong, resilient communities, the scheme centres around the core principle of placemaking, with a focus on prioritizing the creation of healthy and inclusive spaces. The district facilitates lifelong health, satisfaction, and growth through education, entertainment, and opportunities for future generations.

Dominik Lizut

Tutor(s)
Jonathan Bassindale
2023
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