Welcome to

European Healthcare Design 2020

14–18 September 2020

As has become tradition, the European Healthcare Design Congress 2020 was brought to a close with a ceremony to celebrate the winners of the European Healthcare Design Awards 2020, supported by Integrated Health Projects (IHP) and category sponsors WSP, Hoare Lea and Medical Architecture.

EHD2020: Keynote plenary

The 6th European Healthcare Design Congress – the first-ever delivered virtually, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and necessary restrictions on social gatherings – kicked off last week with a hard-hitting opening plenary looking at designing for population and planetary health within the context of climate change and COVID-19.

EHD2020: Keynote plenary

The 6th European Healthcare Design Congress continued on day two with another plenary of keynote talks, exploring wider issues around health, wellness, life expectancy, health inequalities, and how technology may be deployed to address these problems.


In this keynote, Geoff shares some of Nesta’s work on influencing the social and behavioural aspects of health and some past work on mapping value in the built environment, so that planning decisions can better support physical and mental health.

Planetary health

This keynote talk looks at planetary health – a new field of study rooted in understanding the interdependencies of human and natural systems – and how healthcare relates to it.


Since the medical revolution in the mid-19th century, innovation has driven healthcare market developments and contributed to growing budgets. This keynote talk considers the importance of professional culture and cross-cultural sensitivity in healthcare.

Healthy Cities

This paper will discuss various design approaches to treating the health issues of a multi-generational population through connecting healthy building principles with broader placemaking and housing policies.

Quality improvement

The authors will explore the role of design intuition, especially as it relates to support for, or challenges to, an evidence-based decision model.

New models of care

With commissioners, providers and the public hoping to make the most of integrated healthcare in the future, how can professionals responsible for developing healthcare estate ensure integrated care has the best physical framework in which to operate? This talk provides some answers.

EHD2020 Awards

Wakefield Hospice has won a prize of clinical lighting solutions, worth £10,000, donated by Visualite.

COVID-19 Global Summit

This year’s 6th European Healthcare Design Congress featured a special COVID-19 Global Summit – a ‘conference within a conference’ comprising two days of talks from researchers, policy makers and practitioners from all over the world, exploring the healthcare design community’s response to the ongoing pandemic and sharing lessons learned.

Preliminary Programme

In direct response to the pandemic, we are excited to announce the launch of the programme for the COVID-19 Global Healthcare Design Summit: A New Paradigm, fully integrated into the 6th European Healthcare Design Congress.

European Healthcare Design 2020
Join the virtual event
Quick Resources

Download PDF Files:
Twitter feed

Endorsing partners

  • Media partner: HealthManagement.org
  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • University of Greenwich
  • Australian Health Design Council
  • Paintings in Hospitals
  • Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe
Sponsors and exhibitors

  • WSP
  • HLM Architects
  • Llewelyn Davies
  • Archus
  • Medical Architecture
  • Ryder Architecture
  • HDR
  • Stantec
  • University College London
  • Mott MacDonald Ltd
  • NHS Property Services
  • Guldmann
  • Art in Site
  • Halton
  • Visualite
  • Static Systems Group
  • Brandon Medical
  • Veritas Medical Solutions
  • Sky Factory
  • Arjo UK
  • Sky Inside
  • MTS Health Ltd
Award Sponsors

  • Integrated Health Projects
  • Integrated Health Projects
  • Medical Architecture
  • Hoare Lea
  • WSP