Well-known UK architect honoured at international design awards

Susan Francis receives posthumous Design Champion Award at the European Healthcare Design Awards. Read on to see full list of the winners

The winners of the European Healthcare Design Awards 2017 were announced this week

Architects for Health programme director and European Healthcare Design Congress chairwoman, the late Susan Francis, was given the ultimate honour at the event’s awards ceremony recently.

Francis passed away in April after a long illness and was posthumously presented with the Design Champion Award at the European Healthcare Design Awards earlier this week.

The awards recognised organisations and multidisciplinary project teams that were considered to have achieved paragons of projects, innovations, and research, and which will help raise the bar in healthcare design and service delivery in Europe and across the globe.

In addition to the Design Champion Award; accolades were given in 10 categories across primary, community, secondary, and tertiary levels of international healthcare provision and delivery.

The coveted Healthcare Design (over 25,000sq m) Award was won by the Brunel Building at Southmead Hospital, which was commissioned by North Bristol NHS Trust, and designed by BDP; while in the Healthcare Design (under 25,000 sqm) Award went to Hoskins Architects for the Eastwood Health & Care Centre project, commissioned by Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS and East Renfrewshire Council.

Scandinavia was well represented among the winners, with Nya Karolinska Solna (the New Karolinska Solna), commissioned by Stockholm County Council, built by Skanska, and designed by WhiteTengbomTeam AB, picking up the Future Healthcare Design Award, sponsored by Integrated Health Projects (IHP); and Wingårdh Arkitektkontor taking home the Design for Health and Wellness Award for Vårdcentralen Nötkärnan, Bergsjön, commissioned by Nötkärnan Bergsjön Vårdcentral och BVC.

The late Susan Francis won the Design Champion Award

Other European winners included Nickl & Partner Architekten AG in the Design for Conversion or Infill category, for its Hospital of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, commissioned by The State of Hesse.

And de Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects and Engineers was the recipient of the Design Innovation for Quality Improvement Award for its ‘Reactivating Hospital’ project.

The UK-focused category, NHS Healthcare Design, saw O’Connell Mahon Architects come out on top for the North West Cancer Centre, commissioned by the Western Health and Social Care Trust Northern Ireland.

And IBI Group beat off the competition to take home the Mental Health Design Award for the NHS Ayrshire and Arran-commissioned Woodland View at Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine.

The Interior Design and Arts category went to the New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital, commissioned by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – an arts project curated by Futurecity, and designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Stantec Architecture.

Finally, the Design Research Award, sponsored by Medical Architecture, was presented to an Australian research team of Dr Lucio Naccarella from the University of Melbourne; A/Prof Bernice Redley of Deakin University; and Michaela Sheahan from HASSELL.

The team was recognised for its research paper, Emergency talks – designing emergency departments to maximise staff communication.

The awards was organised by Architects for Health and SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange.

The coveted Healthcare Design (over 25,000 sqm) Award was won by the Brunel Building at Southmead Hospital, designed by BDP

The full list of the winners and those highly commended is as follows:

Design Champion Award 2017

Winner: Susan Francis, Architects for Health, UK

Healthcare Design (Over 25,000 sqm)

Winner: Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital; Commissioned by North Bristol NHS Trust; Designed by BDP

Highly commended: Brigham and Women’s Hospital Building for Transformative Medicine; Commissioned by Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Designed by NBBJ

Highly commended: Markham Stouffville Hospital Redevelopment; Commissioned by Markham Stouffville Hospital and Infrastructure Ontario; Designed by B+H Architects in association with Perkins+Will Architects

Highly commended: Stamford Health, New Hospital; Commissioned by Stamford Health; Designed by EYP Health

Healthcare Design (Under 25,000 sqm)

Winner: Eastwood Health & Care Centre; Commissioned by Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS and East Renfrewshire Council; Designed by Hoskins Architects

Highly commended: New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; Commissioned by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust; Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Stantec Architecture

Highly commended: Biripi Clinic, Purfleet; Commissioned by Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre; Designed by Kaunitz Yeung Architecture

Highly commended: The Bright Alliance Prince of Wales Hospital; Commissioned by NSW Health Infrastructure; Designed by HDR

NHS Healthcare Design

Winner: North West Cancer Centre; Commissioned by the Western Health and Social Care Trust Northern Ireland; Designed by O’Connell Mahon Architects

Highly commended: New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; Commissioned by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust; Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Stantec Architecture

Highly commended: Ulster Hospital Inpatient Ward Block; Commissioned by Strategic and Capital Development, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust; Designed by Avanti Architects in association with Kennedy FitzGerald Architects

Mental Health Design

Winner: Woodland View, Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine; Commissioned by NHS Ayrshire and Arran; Designed by IBI Group

Highly commended: Clinic Psychiatry Radboud university medical center; Commissioned by Radboud university medical center; Designed by EGM architects and Suzanne Holtz Studio

Highly commended: Mitford, Adult Autism Unit; Commissioned by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust; Designed by Medical Architecture

Design for Conversion or Infill

Winner: Hospital of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main; Commissioned by The State of Hesse; Designed by Nickl & Partner Architekten AG

Highly commended: Biripi Clinic, Purfleet; Commissioned by Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre; Designed by Kaunitz Yeung Architecture

Design for Health and Wellness

Winner: Vårdcentralen Nötkärnan, Bergsjön; Wingårdh Arkitektkontor; Commissioned by Nötkärnan Bergsjön Vårdcentral och BVC; Designed by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

Highly commended: Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building; Commissioned by Maggie’s; Designed by Foster + Partners

Highly commended: Mitford, Adult Autism Unit; Commissioned by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust; Designed by Medical Architecture

Interior Design and Arts

Winner: New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; Commissioned by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust; Curated by Futurecity; Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Stantec Architecture

Highly commended: Children’s Emergency Department (A&E), Evelina London Children’s Hospital; Commissioned by Essentia at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust; Designed by ADP Architecture and Art in Site

Highly commended: Forum Health Centre; Commissioned by Forum Health Centre; Designed by IDP

Highly commended: The Cove Macmillan Support Centre; Commissioned by Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support; Produced by Willis Newson with artworks by Kurt Jackson, Scott Woyka and Chelsea Holter; Architecture and Interior design by ADP Architecture

Future Healthcare Design

Winner: Nya Karolinska Solna; Commissioned by Stockholm County Council; Built by Skanska; Designed by WhiteTengbomTeam AB

Highly commended: Haunersches Children’s Hospital at Grosshadern Campus; Commissioned by Staatliches Bauamt München; Designed by Nickl & Partner Architekten AG

Highly commended: Phillips House Redevelopment; Commissioned by North York General Hospital; Designed by Montgomery Sisam Architects

Design Innovation for Quality Improvement

Winner: Reactivating Hospital; Designed by de Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects and Engineers

Highly commended: Pillo. Personal Home Health Robot and its Connected App; Developed by Pillo Health; Designed by 415Agency and Impel Studio

Highly commended: Ryno; Designed by Pineapple Contracts

Design Research

Winner: Emergency talks – designing emergency departments to maximise staff communication. Authored by: Dr Lucio Naccarella, A/Prof Bernice Redley, and Michaela Sheahan, HASSELL, Australia

Highly commended: Normalcy in healthcare design: an extension of the natural and built environment. Authored by: Dr Omniya El Baghdadi, Professor Jenny Ziviani, Katharina Nieberler-Walker, Dr Angela Reeve, and Associate Professor Cheryl Desha

Highly commended: Innovative design technology to improve the safety of hospitals. Authored by: Dr Aoife Hunt

Highly commended: Usability briefing for hospital architecture – exploring user needs and experiences to improve complex buildings. Authored by: Aneta Fronczek-Munter

Guys Cancer Centre, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Stantec, was the winner of the Interior Design and Arts category; as well as being highly commended in the NHS Healthcare Design, Healthcare Design (Under 25,000 sqm) categories

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