In Norway today there are over 7,500 children with a life-threatening or a life-limiting disease. Their families go through stressful and emotional times. Many of the children can't stay at home because of treatments and have to go to the hospital which is an institution that does not take into account the daily life of the families.
“Every other day we are to live” is about creating a home outside the home for these people. Sick children are still children who care to play and families with a sick child do still have a daily life and need physical and emotional help. This thesis proposes a children and youth hospice with focus on life, play and support. As from international studies, 80% of the children at a hospice get discharged, meaning a hospice is mostly a respite for the family. The project brings nature and calm materials into a space, as a part of enhancing a dignified life. It focuses on the synergy between the staff and the patients and tries to bring something that is associated with being depressing and gloomy, to a place which is more connected to a home.