The International Union of Architects (UIA) has launched the first International Innovative Health Design Awards, organised by the UIA Public Health Group and open to all architects around the world.
Theme and objectives
In keeping with its mission to mobilise architects to design for health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 UIA General Assembly declared 2022 the UIA Year of Design for Health.
The International Innovative Health Design Awards aim to celebrate the essential role that architects play in social and environmental well-being and to address how architecture and architecture research focused on Design for Health, can help to mitigate the impact of future calamities. The Awards seek to recognise innovative architectural design solutions addressing issues brought to the fore by the COVID-19 pandemic. Architects are invited to submit entries in one of two categories: Built Work and Theoretical Work.
Evaluation criteria for the Built work category:
- Creative and innovative approach in Health Design
- Architectural quality of the design considering functional, environmental and sustainability aspects
- Pertinence of the overall concept of the proposal
Evaluation criteria for Theoretical Work category:
- Innovative approaches in Health Design
- Clarity of research purpose, demonstrating critical analytical engagement
- The research findings should be academically defensible
- The quality of the submission’s structure and referencing must be commendable
All practicing architects and architecture academics across the globe are eligible.
Built Work Category
- Cindy Walters (UK), architect
- Deniz İncedayi (Turkey), Chairperson & UIA Representative, architect
- Tye Farrow (Canada), architect
- Kerstin Thompson (Australia), architect
- Luyanda Mpahlwa (South Africa), architect
- Ola Oduku (UK): Head, University of Liverpool
- Fani Vavili (Greece), Chairperson, UIA PHG, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, UIA Representative
- Nivaldo Vieira de Andrade Junior (Brazil), Federal University of Bahia
- Rosman Wai (Hong Kong), University of Hong Kong
- Vity Claude Nsalambi (Angola), University Agostinho Neto
There will be one (1) award allocated per award category. Awardees will be presented with certificates as well as free entrance to the UIA Congress and the award ceremony.