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When is a garden more than a garden?

  1. 12.4.2016

    Welcome to the stunning tropical garden at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown:


    We believe that relaxation and beauty can and should form part of the most relaxing therapeutic experience possible. As the building’s architect said:

    “This project uses the highest levels of contemporary science and medicine to help people grappling with real problems. And to house these cutting-edge activities we tried to create a piece of architecture. Architecture as beauty.

    Beauty as therapy.”

    Charles Correa, 2010

    Open to patients and the public, this garden is an oasis of tranquillity for all...


    "It is said that we are in the lives of others in search of fertile land.

    It reminds me that we are made of stories, each one with places, smells, colours and sensations.

    We live, we make life and we are alive, every day. "

    Alexandra Belchior, Head Nurse at the Champalimaud Clinical Centre, April 2016

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