From the organizer:
2010 AfH Student Health Design Award
Supported by Brookfield
Designing for Death – Heaven, Purgatory and Hell
Why Death?? Because it’s common, and also a condition that is poorly dealt with in hospital buildings. If anything, it’s a key facility where the building plays an explicitly healing role. There needs to be room for admissions, and also short stays for people needing respite from time at home. While there is an argument for allowing more people to die at home, there are still many who for a number of reasons feel unable to do this.
AfH received a record number of entries to the 2010 competition making the shortlisting process more taxing than ever before. The competition continues to challenge the relationship between the practice of healthcare design and the exploratory academic realm.
The Shorlist can be viewed on the website at http://www.afhawards.org
The award event takes place on the 2th of August at the RIBA in London and is free for students to attend.
Posted by Mario Cipresso