Queensland Children’s Hospital wins prestigious global award

The new Queensland Children’s Hospital by Conrad Gargett Lyons has won the prestigious Future Health Project Award in the 2013 Design & Health International Academy Awards, setting a global benchmark for children’s hospital design.

Announced at a Gala Awards Dinner at Brisbane City Hall on 13 July, the award recognises the design of a future healthcare facility that acknowledges the changing role of the hospital within the wider health system and the local community and demonstrates a vision for healthy environments.

The awards were part of the 9th Design & Health World Congress and Exhibition which were held in Brisbane from 10-14 July.

CGR Managing Director, Bruce Wolfe played an instrumental role in bringing the congress to Australia, which provided a valuable opportunity for industry experts from over 40 countries to engage in a series of discussions on the future of global healthcare and design.

The aim of the congress was to shift the emphasis from risk factors and the treatment of disease to a more holistic understanding of a healthy society that promotes wellness.

The Queensland Children’s Hospital was a major reference project throughout the congress with international health industry experts invited on a study tour of the state of the art facility on 14 July.