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Mental Health Design Award Winner 2012

Sponsored by HLM Architects

Lead judge

Chris Liddle, chairman, HLM Architects, UK

Ron Billard, director, Billard Leece Partnership, Australia
Jan Golemiewski, University of Sydney, Australia


Awarded for a mental health facility where an effective reconciliation between issues of security and perceived ‘openness’ are evident and where the operational need for supervision does not overwhelm the imperative to provide a civilising and humane setting to support therapeutic intervention. The project should appear community-friendly. Evidence of safe landscaping is important, as are levels of construction specification to meet informed standards of sustainability.

Lianne Knotts (centre) of Medical Architecture receiving the award from judge Jan Golembiewski (left) and Prof Alan Dilani
Ferndene Children and Young People's Centre, UK
Designed by Medical Architecture

Jannette Spiering and Yvonne van Amerongen (centre) of De Hogeweyk receiving the award from judge Jan Golembiewski (left) and Prof Alan Dilani
Highly Commended
De Hogeweyk
Commissioned by verpleeghuis Hogewey (Vivium Zorggroep)
Designed by mbvda Archutects

The finalists

University of Arizona Medical Center, Behavioral Health Pavilion and Crisis Response Centre. USA, designed by Cannon Design
De Hogeweyk, commissioned by verpleeghuis Hogewey (Vivium Zorggroep), and designed by mbvda Archutects
Northwick Park Mental Health Centre, UK, designed by Broadway Malyan
Ferndene Children and Young People's Centre, UK, designed by Medical Architecture

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