Dr. Carlo Volf
Director for the Built Environment, Board of Advisors
Carlo Volf, MAA, PhD, Specialist in Architecture, works at an intensive affective disorders unit as researcher at the Mental Health Center Copenhagen, University Hospital of Copenhagen. His approach is rooted in lighting as one of the most important aspects of building design, incorporating it at the very early start of the process of creating hospitals. A special focus on daylight quality and ventilation makes his work inherently informed by classical human focused design. From a design perspective, he takes his point of departure in daylight as a free source of light when planning buildings to capture both natural daylight and natural air. He has been working on several new hospitals, including New Herlev Hospital and Psychiatric Centre Ballerup. There he has introduced asymmetrical solar architecture, and special glass types to promote health and sleep. He is currently leveraging his knowledge of hospital architecture to design residential housing and public schools.