Spaces for Reflection

In our complex and highly charged world, how do we design spaces that inspire calm and contemplation? Spaces where people can gather their thoughts and refocus are increasingly important in response to the collective need to deal with the stresses and demands of contemporary life. Whether they are located in the middle of the city or in suburban or rural areas, these places invite introspection as well as encounters with other people and with nature to allow for transformative experiences that can enrich our everyday lives.