International healthcare design best practice comes under the spotlight

Winners of the European Healthcare Design Awards are announced

Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex (TODD Architects with Hall Black Douglas) won the Award for Healthcare Design (Over 20,000 sqm)

Some of the most-forward-thinking architects from around the world have been singled out for praise for their impact on healthcare design.

The curtain came down on the 2018 European Healthcare Design Congress in London last week with a ceremony to celebrate the winners of the European Healthcare Design Awards.

The awards shortlist was announced in May following a hotly-contested competition and intensive judging process.

It comprised organisations and multi-disciplinary project teams that the judges considered to have achieved shining examples of design projects, innovations and research in healthcare, and which will help raise the bar in healthcare design and service delivery in Europe and across the globe.

Accolades were given in 10 categories across primary, community, secondary and tertiary levels of international healthcare provision and delivery.

This year featured, for the first time, an award for Health and Life Sciences Design, while the final award of the evening – the only individual honour – was the inaugural Susan Francis Design Champion Award.

This award was renamed this year in honour of Architects for Health’s late programme director, Susan Francis – a driving force of the congress in its first few years – who sadly passed away in April 2017.

The coveted Healthcare Design (over 20,000 sqm) Award, sponsored by Guldmann, was won by Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex in the UK.

Commissioned by the Western Health and Social Care Trust, the facility was designed by TODD Architects with Hall Black Douglas.

The Ugandan Maternity Unit at Kachumbala Health Centre 3, designed by HKS Architects and EFOD, scooped the Healthcare Design (under 20,000 sqm) Award, as well as the Design for Health and Wellness Award.

And the new Health and Life Sciences Design Award was won by the London-based Francis Crick Institute, which was designed by HOK with PLP Architecture; while an incredibly-competitive Future Healthcare Design category, sponsored by Integrated Health Projects, saw the Hospital of ‘Île de Nantes’ new healthcare district of Nantes in France take home the top prize.

Commissioned by le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes, this project has been designed by Art & Build Architects in collaboration with Pargade Architectes, Artelia, and Signes Paysage.

Other European winners were Psykiatrisygehus i Vejle (Mental Health Hospital in Vejle), Denmark.

Commissioned by the Region of Syddanmark, Denmark; the facility, designed by Arkitema Architects, was awarded the Mental Health Design prize.

The Susan Francis Design Champion Award was won by esteemed healthcare architect, Bas Molenaar, who has taught healthcare architecture at Technical University Eindhoven for a number of years.

His design portfolio includes OLVG in Amsterdam, the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht, and the internationally-awarded Tony Moleapaza Children’s Hospital in Arequipa, Peru.

One of his most-recent designs is the new Erasmus MC in Rotterdam.

The winners in full:

Healthcare Design (Over 20,000 sqm):

Winner: Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex, UK (Commissioned by the Western Health;and Social Care Trust; designed by TODD Architects, with Hall Black Douglas)

Highly commended: Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre, Canada (Commissioned by Fraser Health; Designed by Parkin Architects Western)

Highly commended: University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, USA (Commissioned by Board of Regents State of Iowa, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; designed by CBRE/Heery)

Healthcare Design (Under 20,000 sqm)

Winner: Maternity Unit at Kachumbala Health Centre 3, Uganda. (Designed by HKS Architects and EFOD)

Highly commended: St Andrew’s Hospital, Eastern Clinical Development, Australia (Commissioned by St Andrew’s Hospital; designed by wiltshire + swain architects)

Highly commended: Waterfall House, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK (Commissioned by Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust; designed by BDP)

Arkitema Architects won the Mental Health Design Award for Psykiatrisygehus i Vejle

Mental Health Design

Winner: Psykiatrisygehus i Vejle (Mental Health Hospital in Vejle), Denmark (Commissioned by Region of Syddanmark, Denmark; designed by Arkitema Architects)

Highly commended: Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Westerstede, Germany (Designed by GSP Gerlach Schneider Partner Architekten)

Interior Design and Arts

Winner: COACH – Centre for Overweight Adolescent and Children’s Healthcare, Netherlands (Commissioned by Maastricht UMC+; designed by Tinker imagineers)

Highly commended: Renovation of Radboud UMC Dentistry, Netherlands (Commissioned by Radboud UMC;designed by Wiegerinck Architecten Arnhem BV in collaboration with Ex Interiors

Highly commended: University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, USA (Commissioned by Board of Regents State of Iowa, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; designed by CBRE | Heery

Future Healthcare Design

Winner: Hospital of “Île de Nantes”, new healthcare district of Nantes, France (Commissioned by le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes; designed by Art & Build Architects in collaboration with Pargade Architectes, Artelia, Signes Paysage)

Highly commended: Children’s Hospital Copenhagen (BørneRiget), Denmark (Commissioned by the Capital Region of Denmark, Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) and Ole Kirk’s Foundation; designed by 3XN Architects, Arkitema, Niras, Kristine Jensens Tegnestue and Rosan Bosch Studio)

Highly commended: Desa Semesta, Indonesia (Commissioned by Semesta Foundation; designed by Magi Design Studio)

Highly commended: The National University for Oral Health, Singapore (NUCOHS), Singapore (Commissioned by NUH (National University Hospital), NUS (National University of Health) and FoD (Faculty of Dentistry); designed by B+H Architects in collaboration with Architects 61)

Design for Adaptation and Transformation

Winner: The Halo, UK (Commissioned by Health Services Laboratories; designed by Steffian Bradley Architects)

Design Innovation for Quality Improvement

Winner: High-Risk Pregnancy Toolkit, Netherlands (Commissioned by the Philips Foundation; Developed by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Philips Design)

Highly commended: Carebnb: a new concept for short-term light care in your own neighbourhood, Netherlands (Designed by de Jong Gortemaker Algra architecten en ingenieurs, and Aziza Aachiche)

COACH – the Centre for Overweight Adolescent and Children’s Healthcare in the Netherlands (Tinker imagineers) was awarded the Best Interior Design and Arts Award

Design for Health and Wellness

Winner: Maternity Unit at Kachumbala Health Centre 3, Uganda
 (Designed by HKS Architects and EFOD)

Highly commended: Kalasatama Health and Wellbeing Center, Finland (Commissioned by City of Helsinki; Designed by Helin & Co Architects)

Highly commended: Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex, UK (Commissioned by the Western Health;and Social Care Trust; designed by TODD Architects, with Hall Black Douglas)

Health and Life Sciences Design

Winner: The Francis Crick Institute, UK (Designed by HOK with PLP Architecture)

Highly commended: Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), UK (Commissioned by Cardiff University; designed by IBI Group)

Highly commended: Center for Stroke and Dementia Research, Germany (Commissioned by Staatliches Bauamt München 2, Germany; designed by Nickl & Partner Architekten AG)

Bas Molenaar won the Susan Francis Design Champion Award

Design Research

From open building to open room. Flexibility as a tool for innovation in future healthcare environments (Andrea Brambilla, PhD candidate; Marco Gola, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture, Built Environment, Construction Engineering)

Measuring the space planning efficiency of 21st century hospitals: a unique benchmarking study (Dr Kenneth D Fisher PhD, DSc (hc), MProjMan, Grad Dip Ed; BTech, Assoc. prof, Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, University of Melbourne)

Systematic review of emerging models of cancer care: implications for the health industry (Dr Upali Nanda PhD, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, ACHE, Associate principal, director of research, HKS, USA; Bita Kash PhD, MBA, FACHE, Director, Centre for Health Organization Transformation; Assoc. prof, Texas A & M Health Science Center; Director, Center for Outcomes Research, Houston Methodist, USA)

Agency in the paediatric hospital: architectural strategies to support independence and empowerment
 (Dr Rebecca McLaughlan PhD, Research fellow, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne; Dr Stephanie Liddicoat-Ocampo PhD, Architectural researcher, University of Melbourne)

Western Health HealthLinks: helping chronic and complex patients stay at home
 (A/Prof Craig Nelson, Head of unit, nephrology / medical director, HealthLinks, Western Health; Russell Harrison, CEO, Western Health; Jason Plant, Programme director, HealthLinks, Western Health; Dr Arlene Wake, Executive director, community integration, allied health and service planning, Western Health; Robert Rothnie, Director, service planning and development, Western Health)

The Susan Francis Design Champion Award

Winner: Bas Molenaar

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