dJGA joins EuHPN

EuHPN is delighted to welcome De Jong Gortemaker Algra (dJGA), Netherlands, as a new member of the network.  djga is the continuation of successive architects' practices stretching back to 1939, and now comprises architects and engineers working on innovative building forms for the community and commercial sectors.  EuHPN has been pleased to welcome speakers from dJGA to a variety of recent events, including the annual EuHPN workshop, where they have contributed to discussions on the effects of integrated care models on the healthcare built environment and how best to evaluate the success, or otherwise, of healthcare facilities.  You can find out more about dJGA here, and specific information about current and complete projects here.

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European Healthcare Design 2016

With the theme Vanguards of change: Co-designing services and settings to improve quality and access, and providing an interdisciplinary forum for policy advisors, researchers and practitioners from around the globe, the 2nd European Healthcare Design 2016 (EHD 2016) Congress & Exhibition will be held on 27–28 June, 2016 at the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK. Organised by Architects for Health and SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange, the congress takes a whole-system approach to redesigning European health systems and services through the exchange of knowledge, research and international.  Find out more here about the EHD 2016 programme, the European Healthcare Design Awards and how to register.


Building the Future of Health

GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS – Can the built environment help us stay healthy for longer? Can it inspire us to exercise more? How can we provide for clean water and air? What will our future hospitals look like? Does linking healthy lifestyle and good nutrition to well-designed cities offer a possible cure for Western diseases such as obesity and diabetes? And moreover: how can architects and urban planners play a vital role in solving these issues? These questions - and many more - will take centre stage at the international conference Building the Future of Health.

Building the Future of Health explores the ways in which the design and quality of the built environment can contribute to our health. It offers a broad programme featuring all spatial dimensions: from our cities and neighbourhoods, to our landscapes, to the design of our homes and care facilities and, importantly, our hospitals. Using the Healthy Ageing concept as a starting point, the conference presents inspiring examples and best practices from home and abroad. In addition, it establishes the latest developments in research, policy and specific projects in the field of health and the layout and design of our surroundings. Contributions include lectures, workshops and panel discussions, but also project presentations, excursions, lectures accessible to a broad public of laypeople, and various social events.

EuHPN is supporting Building the Future of Health by sponsoring Chairs for a small number of sessions, covering the latest in design and planning for acute and children's hospitals, psychiatric facilities, community health buildings and health support centres.  You can find out more about Building the Future of Health here