Find out who was singled out in the 2013 Design & Health International Academy Awards
A Peruvian children’s hospital, a Canadian mental health unit and a new acute hospital in Belfast have been singled out for praise as part of an international design competition.
The 2013 Design & Health International Academy Awards have been held in Queensland, Australia, with 12 prizes handed out recognising design excellence in the healthcare estate and building product sectors.
The winner of the Health Project (Over 40,000sq m) was South West Acute Hospital in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Commissioned by Western Health & Social Care and designed by Stantec, the scheme also picked up the Sustainable Design Award and was highly commended in the Interior Design Award category.
The award for best Health Project (Over 40,000sq m) went to the Children’s Hospital Tony Molleapaza Rojas in Peru, designed by EGM architecten.
Professor Ian Forbes
In the Mental Health Design category, the top prize went to the High Care Mental Health Unit, designed by Stichting Rivierduinen; while the Future Health (Unbuilt) Project Award was given to the concept for the New Queensland Children’s Hospital from Queensland Health and Conrad Gargett Lyons.In the interiors class the Award for Use of Art in the Patient Environment went to the University of Kentucky’s Albert B Chandler Hospital Arts in Healthcare programme, created by AECOM. The title of Best Interior Design went to CAMH Village Family Health Team for its clinic in Toronto.
Products were also singled out for praise, with the Product Design for Healthcare Application Award going to Britplas for its SafeSee Door.
The Salutogenic Design Award was won by the Potter Street Redevelopment in Australia.
The 2013 Lifetime Leadership Award went to Australian architect, Professor Ian Forbes.
Commenting on its win, chairman of Britplas, Kevin Gorman, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised at these prestigious awards. As a team we know that with the Safesee Door we have created something very special which will bring very real benefits for patients and staff alike. It’s another example of what we do best – we listen to our clients and the concerns they have and then develop solutions.
“The Safesee Door will revolutionise the way bedroom doors are specified in the future, much as our Safevent Window has revolutionised fenestration within mental health environments.”
South West Acute Hospital picked up two awards
Health Project (Over 40,000sq m)
Sustainable Design Award
Health Project (Under 40,000sq m)
Mental Health Design Award
Future Health (Unbuilt) Project Award
Use of Art in the Patient Environment Award
Interior Design Award
Product Design for Healthcare Application Award
Salutogenic Design Award
2013 Lifetime Leadership Award