Design for Well-Being

Resilience of People: A healthy community is the strongest consumer base.

A key advantage for urban development

Health and wellness design is evolving past traditional medical facility practice. LEED has elevated public health to a key foundation of sustainability in a community. Companies and cities alike are searching for preventative, proactive approaches that keep people out of hospitals, and keep them happier and more productive.

More productivity = more returns = stronger tenants for development

At the heart is the timeless and obvious observation: a great environment promotes social, psychological, and physical health. This starts with simple, healthy decisions at the earliest planning stages of any project, across three spheres of influence:


SELF

Connectivity

Activity

Nutrition

CONTEXT 

Security

Openness

Tranquility

COMMUNITY 

Socialization

Learning

Happiness


Well-being is competitive advantage

Cities are competing more on a global scale for the best talent. Families are increasingly mobile and able to chose where to live. Places that attract companies, tenants, and multinationals are those that support a promise of well-being.

Plan for the advantage of well-being

We create value and memorability to places through well-being. We anchor our work with access to sky, sun, water, nature. We create culturally acceptable choices to encourage the best circulation technology: our own feet. We measure land value not only in development quantity, but also by access to fresh and trusted foods, to safe and stimulating recreation, to mental escapes, to our families. We see that a park is not much of a park if one only escapes the physical conflicts of the city, but not the noise and mental clutter of urban living.

Far from costing more in upfront investment, smart decisions anchored in well-being end up costing less to the future.

 

Sylvester Wong

catalyscity, 12 Tung Chung Waterfront Road, Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong