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Sacred architecture and sacred areas in the designed space of mental health hospitals from the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Published Online: 21 May 2020
Volume & Issue: Volume 115 (2018) - Issue 8 (August 2018)
Page range: 5 - 19
Received: 19 Jul 2018
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Abstract

Mental hospitals from the late 19th and early 20th centuries resembled independent cities and were designed to fulfil all patients’ needs, including spiritual. The idea of psychiatric care and healing also embraced the spiritual aspect of life. Churches, chapels and cemeteries were an indispensable part of many mental asylums of the time. The article explores the position of sites of worship in psychiatric hospitals and examines the place of sacred architecture and spaces in their layout and composition.

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