There is growing evidence that shows the impact built environments can have on human health and wellbeing. The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne is one example that shows how architects have integrated natural elements into the design of the new children's hospital. In this case, the architects pursued a design in which nature would nurture – where recovery would be faster and wellbeing enhanced through accommodating children, their families and staff in a building that would embrace and reflect the best of nature.

Find out more: The nature of nurture: The Royal Children's Hospital

Photographer: John Gollings

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