Exploring the Spatial Quality of Hospital Corridor through Multi-Slicing Representation


The spatial quality of healthcare facilities is an important consideration in providing better healthcare services. This study attempts to investigate the spatial quality of hospital corridor, by tracing the sequential experiences along the corridor spaces. The comprehensive understanding of hospital corridor requires more detailed inquiry and representation technique. Learning from MRI multi-slice method, we develop a multi-slicing representation technique that could better depict the complexity of spatial elements. The result suggests that the multi-slicing representation technique allows to capture more elements and the dynamics of elements in different parts of the corridor, thus representing better the spatial complexity. The multi-slice representation has the potential to reveal the continuity and interrelationship of the spatial elements along the corridor. By understanding the continuity and interrelationship, the spatial elements are not considered as independent elements but as integrated elements spatially and sequentially. The elements of the hospital corridor could be evaluated in order to identify their compliance with the requirements of how they should be arranged continuously and relatively to one another.