2017 UIA-PHG International Student & Young Architect Competition: Smart, Green & Beyond: Health Care Facility of the Future


Health Care Facility of the Future


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The International Union of Architects Public Health Group (UIA-PHG), the Global University Program in Healthcare Architecture (GUPHA) and the China Hospital Construction Conference (CHCC) are accepting submissions for their newly launched competition, “Smart, Green & Beyond: Healthcare Facility of the Future”, which seeks to raise awareness about sustainability in the design of healthcare facilities.


The competition regulations are in accordance with the UIA-UNESCO Guidelines for International Design Competitions, and the competition was organized in cooperation with the UIA International Competitions Commission and the UIA General Secretariat.




The competition organizers are looking for innovative proposals that address the challenges facing the healthcare industry. Competitors will explore the following questions, eliciting creative responses to current issues in healthcare design, including dealing with limited resources, utilizing new technologies, meeting the needs of an increasing population and reducing cost.




  • 5 November 2016: Competition launched / beginning of Question & Answers
  • 15 February 2017: Last day for Question & Answers and last day for Registration
  • 31 March 2017: Deadline for project submission
  • 20-22 May 2017: Selected entries (note: not the winning projects) will be displayed at the China Hospital Construction Conference
  • 14 June 2017: Announcement of winning projects at the European Healthcare Design Conference




Group A:

  • First prize: USD $8,000 and certificate
  • Second prize: USD $5,000 and certificate
  • Third prize: USD $3,000 and certificate
  • Honorable Mentions (up to 15% of entries): Certificate


Group B:

  • First prize: USD $8,000 and certificate
  • Second prize: USD $5,000 and certificate
  • Third prize: USD $3,000 and certificate
  • Honorable Mentions (up to 15% of entries): Certificate




The competition is divided in two categories: Group A (Full-time students at undergraduate, graduate or doctoral levels) and Group B (Qualified architects under 35 years of age by the submission date).

Participants in both can compete as part of a team of no more than 3 members.  Multidisciplinary teams including members from varied fields (e.g. architecture, medicine, public health and engineering) are welcome, as long as the team is led by an architect.

Teams including members from both Group A and Group B will be categorized in Group B.

Each team submits only one project each.

There is no entry fee. The language of the competition is English.




Visit www.uia-phg.org for more details about the competition and the 2017 UIA-PHG + GUPHA Annual Seminar

Contact: Dr. Yilin Song or +1-979-229-3462


UIA Public Health Group - UIA-PHG


05 November 2016

Registration deadline

28 February 2017

Submission Deadline

31 March 2017

Results Announcement



  • Henning Lensch, Dipl.-Ing. (Germany)
  • Clifford Harvey, MSc., BArch. (Canada)
  • Xiqiu Huang, PhD (China)
  • A. Ray Pentecost III, DrPH, FAIA, FACHA (USA)
  • Thomas Schinko, Dipl.-Ing., (France-Germany)
  • Fani Vavili-Tsinika, PhD, MA (Greece)
  • Huey-Wen Yien, MD, PhD (Chinese Taipei)
  • Technical advisor: Yilin Song, PhD