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the International Academy for Design and Health
The International Academy for Design & Health is a leading global, interdisciplinary knowledge community dedicated to the stimulation and application of research concerning the interaction between design, health, science & culture. Providing a highly visible global forum for an ongoing exchange of research findings among scientists, designers and industry, we work in close partnership with our international network of governments, universities and commercial organizations to promote human health, wellbeing and quality of life through environmental design.
From left; Stephane Vermeulen, Lead Judge, Ian Mitchell and Katharina Nieberler-Walker from Conrad Gargett and Stefano Scalzo from Lyons receiving the Award ,
The recently completed Lady Cilento Children’s hospital in
Brisbane, Australia, received a total of four awards at this year's prestigious
Design & Health International Academy Awards 2015, announced in a ceremony
on the 18 July at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hong Kong.
Considered by the judges to be at the leading edge of innovation in terms of both its creative design, its approach to health promotion and the way the hospital design had been integrated with the city, Lady Cilento Children’s hospital was judged to be the winner of salutogenic healthcare design categories, and highly commended in the categories International Health Project (over 40,000 m2); Interior Design and Use of Art in Public and Private Spaces.
Other strong performers included:
The awards programme comprised ten categories across the key areas of health design and built environment. The prestigious Lifetime Leadership Award was won by Mr. Edwin Wong.
Click here for complete information on all the Academy Awards 2015 winners
EDWIN WONG JPB. Arch. (N.Z.); FNZIA; FHKIA received Academy's Lifetime Leadership Award 2015
Lifetime Leader: Mr Edwin Wong
Lifetime Leader: Mr Edwin Wong
Awarded by the Academy every year to a healthcare leader and visionary who has
shown an ongoing, lifelong commitment to enhancing the health, wellbeing and
quality of people’s lives through their dedication to healthcare design, the
award recognises the human and personal qualities needed to push back the
boundaries of progress and inspire future generations.
The award was announced during the Gala Academy Awards Dinner at the 11th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition in Hong Kong, held from 15-19th July, and presented by the Academy’s founder Prof. Alan Dilani together with former Lifetime Leadership Award winners, Prof Ian Forbes.
Mr Edwin Wong, the winner of Design and Health Lifetime Leadership Award 2015, is a visionary leader in healthcare design in Hong Kong. He was born in 1926, New Zealand and obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from Auckland University, New Zealand. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architecture and the Hong Kong Institute of Architecture. He received the Royal Institute of British Architects Bronze Medal for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital project, Kowloon, HK, and the silver medal from HKIA as the architect for the Kowloon Hospital project. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, as the Government’s Hospital Chief Architect, he oversaw the development of many hospital development projects to meet Hong Kong’s urgent needs. He is a source of inspiration for future generation.
Click here to view the video of the receipt of the Lifetime Leadership Award.
New World Health Design is Published!
Restructuring World Health Design to strengthen our vision
In 1998 the International Academy for Design and Health launched the world’s first journal focused on design and health, along with a website dedicated to the developmentof knowledge in this field. Since then the journal and the Academy have provided an arenafor the exchange of knowledge between researchers and practitioners to stimulate debate across our community from industry, government and academia. For the past seven years the journal has highlighted the latest projects and research and critically reviewed the state of knowledge within the field of design and health.
The Academy has now decided to restructure the content of the journal to provide a more wide-ranging presentation of successful case study project from industry combined with scientific review of interdisciplinary research projects. The future goal of the journal should be to increase its academic credibility and research content. We are also discussing broadening its scope to include more on innovation and change across the broad context for the built infrastructure, especially the evolving relationship between services, technology and infrastructure.
The Design & Health China 2014 International Symposium organised by
the International Academy for Design & Health and Spire Coris in
partnership with Beijing University of Civil Engineering &
Architecture, was successfully held at the Marco Polo Parkside Hotel in
Beijing, from 30 October - 1 November.
to exploring global salutogenic perspectives on the creation of a
healthy society in China, the event explored how the quality of the
built environment affects our health, wellbeing and quality of life,
bringing together interdisciplinary world experts to share their
knowledge in the creation of a new salutogenic vision for a healthy
China in 2020.