EHD Awards 2018: winners announced

The curtain came down on the European Healthcare Design Congress 2018 yesterday (12 June) in traditional style, 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 multidisciplinary 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 ten 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.

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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) prize, as well as the Design for Health and Wellness award.

 

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. In the Netherlands, the COACH – Centre for Overweight Adolescent and Children’s Healthcare, commissioned by Maastricht UMC+ and designed by Tinker imagineers, won the Interior Design and Arts category.

 

Another Dutch winner, this time in the Innovation for Quality Improvement category, was the High-Risk Pregnancy Toolkit, commissioned by the Philips Foundation, and developed by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Philips Design.

 

The final project award, Design for Adaptation and Transformation, was presented to Steffian Bradley Architects for the UK-based The Halo, commissioned by Health Services Laboratories.

 

The Design Research award, sponsored by Medical Architecture, was presented to Drs Rebecca McLaughlan PhD and Stephanie Liddicoat-Ocampo PhD, from the University of Melbourne, for their co-authored paper: ‘Agency in the paediatric hospital: architectural strategies to support independence and empowerment’.

 

The final award of the evening – the relaunched Susan Francis Design Champion Award – was won by esteemed healthcare architect Bas Molenaar (pictured above, centre), 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.

 

Organisation and support

The European Healthcare Design Awards 2018 – which were kindly sponsored by Integrated Health Projects (IHP), a joint venture between Vinci Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine – celebrate and recognise professional excellence in the design of healthcare environments both in Europe and around the world. Organised by Architects for Health and SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange, the awards attracted interest from architects, healthcare leaders, academic researchers and innovative solutions providers from all over the globe. They will contribute towards the development of knowledge and standards in the design of healthcare environments around the world. 

 

Full shortlist and judging process

The awards evaluation committee features international researchers, practitioners and policy advisors, who bring specialist multidisciplinary expertise to the specific categories they have been invited to judge. The shortlist and winner of each award are determined by a category chair, supported by two other judges with proven expertise in their field. This robust evaluation methodology ensures a balanced and transparent decision-making process.

 

The full shortlist of the winners and those highly commended is set out below:

 

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

Lead judge: Marte Lauvsnes, Sykehusbygg, Norway

Panel judges: Tricia Down, North Bristol NHS Trust, UK; Ganesh Suntharalingam, Intensive Care Society, UK

 

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

Lead judge: Liesbeth Van Heel, senior policy advisor, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Netherlands
Panel judges: Coen van den Wijngaart, Art & Build, Belgium; Hank Adams, HDR, USA

 

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

Lead judge: Jonathan Erskine, European Health Property Network, UK

Panel judges: Alice Liang, Montgomery Sisam, Canada; Mungo Smith, MAAP, Australia

 

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

Lead judge: Alexandra Coulter, director, Arts & Health South West, UK
Panel judges: Vivienne Reiss, arts consultant, UK; Pam Bate, Hopkins Architects, UK

 

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

Lead judge: Cliff Harvey, director, Union of International Architects Public Health Group, Canada

Panel judges: Yvonne Lim, MoHH, Singapore; Hieronimus Nickl, Nickl & Partner, Germany

 

Design for Adaptation and Transformation

  • Winner: The Halo, UK
    Commissioned by Health Services Laboratories; Designed by Steffian Bradley Architects

Lead judge: Visiting Professor Jim Chapman, Manchester School of Architecture, UK

Panel judges: Chris Shaw, Medical Architecture, UK; Jane McElroy, NBBJ, UK
 

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

Lead judge: Jonathan West, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, UK

Panel judges: Christine Chadwick, GE Healthcare, Canada; Danny Gibson, MJ Medical, UK

 

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

Lead judge: Dr Liz Paslawsky, consultant advisor, SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange, Australia

Panel judges: Helina Kotilainen, architect, Finland; Jonathan Wilson, Stantec, UK

 

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

Lead judge: David Powell, development director, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, UK
Panel judges: Karin Imoberdorf, Lead Consultants, Switzerland; Tye Farrow, Farrow Partnership Architects, Canada

 

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

Lead judge: Dr John Zeisel, president, Hearthstone Alzheimer’s Care, USA
Panel judge: Dr Göran Lindahl PhD, Chalmers, Sweden; Tampere University of Technology, Finland

 

The Susan Francis Design Champion Award

Winner: Bas Molenaar