Bringing intelligent design to life while showing respect for both people and resources: that is the mission of the architects at Nickl & Partner. The office’s primary goal is to give clinics and hospitals a human dimension. Fair, light-filled spaces instead of dark, gloomy hallways help to dispel fear and anxiety. The concept also continues into the patients’ rooms, which are full of warm colours, wooden floors and large windows. An example of Nickl & Partner’s ‘healing architecture’ is the modernisation and expansion of Frankfurt’s university hospital. It was designed to reflect its reputation for advanced medicine.