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Architects for Health Student Design Awards 2017 – winners announced

Budding young architects have been singled out for praise for the quality of design of health and social care settings.

The Architects for Health (AfH) Student Design Award is an annual design competition for students; and 2017 marked it 10th year.

As well as promoting good design, the awards are part of AfH’s commitment to encouraging the next generation to remain passionate about the quality of the built environment from which medical and social care services are delivered.

This year, a total of eight awards were presented as part of the competition.

Pamela Jankowska, Chmura – Cloud

The winners were:

The London Award

Winner: Pamela Jankowska, Chmura – Cloud (in Polish), BA Year 3, Interior Architecture, University of Westminster

Highly commended: Christina Matay, Healing spaces: Life of Paralysis, BA Year 3, Interior Architecture, University of Westminster

Healing spaces: Life of Paralysis

The Open Award

Winner: Flora Sharpe & Beatrijs Brenninkmeijer, Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability. Lancelor Room and Melrose Hall, DIP/ Project Brief ID5.4, KLC School of Design

Flora Sharpe & Beatrijs Brenninkmeijer, Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability

Highly commended: Laurens Paulmann, SPA - Saga Per Aquam, Diploma 13, The Architectural Association

Laurens Paulmann, SPA - Saga Per Aquam

Best Concept

Winner: Valentina Rossi, Gaudium Project, MA Interior and Spatial Design, UAL Chelsea College or Arts

Valentina Rossi, Gaudium Project

Best Drawing

Winner: Pamela Jankowska, Chmura – Cloud (in Polish), BA Year 3, Interior Architecture, University of Westminster

Pamela Jankowska won a second award for Chmura – Cloud

Judge’s Special Award

Winner: Fang Ling, Narrative Threads, MA Interior and Spatial Design, UAL Chelsea College of Arts

Fang Ling, Narrative Threads

Susan Francis Special Award for Art and Architecture

Winner: Xiaofei Zhang, Space Between Textile and Architecture, MA Interior and Spatial Design, UAL Chelsea College of Arts

Xiaofei Zhang, Space Between Textile and Architecture

AfH is looking to expand the awards next year. More information click here.

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