Healthcare 2016

The WAN Healthcare Award is a major international competition. As the largest award of its kind, attracting entries from all over the world, this award offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain recognition and exposure for your work, promoting the best in pioneering Healthcare design.

The WAN Healthcare Award 2016 champions human-centred designs that enhance the visitor experience, maximise operational efficiency and help improve patient outcomes – whether a hospital, clinic, care home or surgery.

WAN Healthcare Focus :  In this edition we showcase the winners over the last three years and our entries so far into the WAN Healthcare Award 2016, along with our healthy line up of judges for this year’s jury panel. We also speak to our 2015 winner ZGF ARCHITECTS LLP about their winning project the St. Charles Bend Cancer Center and how after being shortlisted in 2011 and 2012, what finally winning this award meant to them.       

Benefits of entering  

The winning and shortlisted entrants all receive dedicated press kits and their projects will be featured in a special edition of News Review which reaches over 160,000 property developers, architects, consultants and organisations in countries around the world.

The winning, shortlisted and commended entrants receive an award certificate and their project makes headline news on WAN.

Applicants will be featured permanently on the WAN AWARDS’ website and social media platforms, being seen by a large number of industry professionals. This includes Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. 

All entrants will receive a 10% discount to the WAN Business Information project lead service where you will receive the latest information on global architectural tenders, exclusively researched from a wide range of over 100 international sources: http://www.wantoday.com/tenders/

v2com newswire, a proud partner of WAN Awards 2016, will offer the winner in this category one press kit distribution gift certificate to publicise their winning project to the media through v2com, the international design and architecture newswire with a database exceeding 70,000 international journalists specializing in design, architecture and lifestyle.

 

Terms and conditions apply 

Eligibility  

The competition is open to all projects completed during the last three full calendar years, (on or after 01 January 2013)

You must be a qualified architect to enter into this award.

Submission format & guidelines  

The format for the initial submission is as follows: 

Text summary

- We advise around 500 words for your supporting text

- Mention the key challenges of the client brief and how your design addressed it 

- Please submit the summary as continuous text, written in the third person, and not as bullet points

Images

-6 images with the maximum dimensions of 1200 pixels width x 2000 pixels height, or minimum dimensions of 622 pixels width x 412 pixels height

- Image 1 will be your 'main image'.

- All images must be at least 72 dpi, in jpeg format                                                  

- You can upload your images and text using the upload form in 'Backstage'

You can view an example of how your project will appear on WAN by clicking HERE

How to enter  

Click the yellow 'Enter Now' button.

If you are already registered you will be able to click 'login' and use your existing registration code and password.

If you are registering for the first time you will need to click the 'sign up' button and complete the registration form. You will then be sent a registration code and password by email, which you can use to log in to 'Backstage'. (Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this immediately.)

Once logged in, please follow the instructions, ensuring you have selected the correct category.

Please direct any questions or problems regarding entries / registration or payment to christina.ingram@builtenvironmentmedia.com 

Please make cheques payable to WAN and send to the address below: 

World Architecture News
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UK entries please add VAT.

DEADLINE: 30 April 2016

Judging criteria  

The judges will use their experience in the sector to assess your project on a number of factors to get to the short list including; Originality, Innovation, Form, Function, Sustainability and Context.

The shortlisted projects will then be tested to see whether your design has:

Addressed any key challenges within the client brief

and/or

Pushed the accepted boundaries for this building type

The competition stages  

A long list of around twenty five projects will initially be selected, but the total figure will depend entirely on the final amount of entries submitted by the closing date. Further details of these projects will then be requested, including plans, sections, elevations and more technical information. From the long list, a short list of six projects will be selected before an overall winner is chosen.

On occasion, a project may be ‘commended’ even if they have not made the final six short list, and this is entirely at the discretion of the jury.

Cost  

The entrance fee is £390 but an early registration price of £340 is available for entries made before March 31 2016.

Key Dates:

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Winner

  • Social Charity Institution Padre Rubinos

Shortlist

  • The University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • The New Psychiatric Hospital in Slagelse
  • Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre Lanarkshire
  • Social Charity Institution Padre Rubinos
  • Lancaster General Health, Ann B. Barishinger Cancer Institute
  • New QEII Hospital

Commended

  • Ambulatory Cancer Center

Longlist

  • The University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • Florida Hospital for Women
  • The Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center
  • Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center
  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
  • Banbridge Health and Care Centre
  • The New Psychiatric Hospital in Slagelse
  • The Knowledge Center at St Olavs Hospital
  • Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital
  • Livsrum Cancer Counselling Center
  • Optegra Eye Hospital, London Flagship
  • Nanjing Public Health Care Center
  • The new Haga Hospital, HagaZiekenhuis
  • Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre Lanarkshire
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center
  • Saint Francis Health System - Warren Clinics
  • Isala hospital
  • Old See House
  • Extension to TWGHs Jockey Club Rehabilitation Complex
  • Social Charity Institution Padre Rubinos
  • TWGHs Jockey Club Sunshine Complex for the Elderly
  • Lancaster General Health, Ann B. Barishinger Cancer Institute
  • Pierre Paul Riquet Hospital
  • New QEII Hospital
  • Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer
  • Ambulatory Cancer Center
  • Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care
  • Upstate Cancer Center
  • Aabanraa Psychiatric Hospital
  • Alder Hey Children's Health Park
  • "Centro di Medicina" Private Clinic

All entries

  • The University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • Florida Hospital for Women
  • The Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center
  • Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center
  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
  • Banbridge Health and Care Centre
  • The New Psychiatric Hospital in Slagelse
  • The Knowledge Center at St Olavs Hospital
  • Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital
  • Livsrum Cancer Counselling Center
  • Optegra Eye Hospital, London Flagship
  • Nanjing Public Health Care Center
  • The new Haga Hospital, HagaZiekenhuis
  • Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre Lanarkshire
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center
  • Saint Francis Health System - Warren Clinics
  • Isala hospital
  • Old See House
  • Extension to TWGHs Jockey Club Rehabilitation Complex
  • Social Charity Institution Padre Rubinos
  • TWGHs Jockey Club Sunshine Complex for the Elderly
  • Lancaster General Health, Ann B. Barishinger Cancer Institute
  • Pierre Paul Riquet Hospital
  • New QEII Hospital
  • Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer
  • Ambulatory Cancer Center
  • Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care
  • Upstate Cancer Center
  • Aabanraa Psychiatric Hospital
  • Alder Hey Children's Health Park
  • "Centro di Medicina" Private Clinic

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Winning announcements

WAN Healthcare Award Winner 16

Elsa Urquijo Architects selected as the winner for their Social Charity Institution Padre Rubinos
We are delighted to announce the winner for the WAN Healthcare Award 2016 is the Social Charity Institution Padre Rubinos located in A Coruña, Spain submitted by Elsa Urquijo Architects – Congratulations!
The winner was selected from six fantastic shortlisted projects that were chosen by our jury panel: Daniel Hajjar, Managing Principal at HOK, John Hicks, Director, Global Health at AECOM, Peter Morris, Co-founder of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Karl Sonnenberg, Partner at ZGF Architects LLP. The judges felt that the six shortlisted projects highlighted a great variety of healthcare buildings, emphasising fantastic examples of what’s possible within this category. But for our jurors, there was one stand-out winner.
The Social Charity Institution is dedicated to give shelter and asylum to the needy which continues to grow and expand its scope to nursery schools and the elderly. Elsa Urquijo Architects conceived the construction as a shelter for the life that transcends in a serene space, unpretentious and to endure. It is an architectural space that revolves around those individuals in need.
Elsa Urquijo Architects came up with the idea of a repeated patio throughout the architectural complex as a focal point of the different spaces, seeking to strengthen the clarity, light and visual continuity between interior and exterior. Different volumes fit the morphology of the terrain so that both ground floor and the upper floors maintain direct external communication. Daniel observed: “There’s a contemplative feel and a certain confidence about this whole scheme. Firstly the plan is extremely legible, secondly the spaces are relatively simple. It’s a very elegant composition.”
The complex also includes a residence for the sisters who manage the homeless shelter. Their presence is evidenced by visibly recognisable elements such as the bell tower and the entrance with orderly and tranquil architecture. Karl recognised this, saying: “I like that the nuns put themselves next to the homeless, showing their ministry for the poor is real. The design is simple yet rich with many places to explore. Well organised and there is very good progression and hierarchy of spaces.”
Overall, it was the institution’s offer of social diversity which grasped the judge’s attention, Peter acknowledged: “It’s not just for one category of people and that is what I enjoy about the scheme. It’s bringing together a whole range of the community from children to elderly people, it’s like it forms as a village community, it creates those spaces of retreat but also potentially getting together in the square effectively. So that, coupled with what I enjoy about it is the simplicity and sophistication of the architecture both internally and externally, for me gives it a real strength.” John agreed, adding: “I love the foundation that it gives of the different brief for health. It extends the definition of healthcare – prevention is better than cure and whilst this has a social undertone rather than an un-socialist undertone which is about prevention, community and all the sorts of things that actually healthcare is moving towards for reasons of affordability, for reasons of a diverse society, the ‘has and the has not’, and that for me is the intriguing piece. It almost stands outside the competition, it’s starting to deal with healthcare...

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Healthcare Award WINNER: Social Charity Institution Padre Rubinos, A Coruña, Spain
JUDGES
Left to Right: Daniel Hajjar, John Hicks, Peter Morris and Karl Sonnenberg (remote)
IMAGE CREDITS
Social Charity Institution Padre Rubinos by Elsa Urquijo Architects © Elsa Urquijo Architects
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