EuHPN’s 2018 workshop took place in Gothenburg, Sweden, with generous support from our member organisations White Arkitekter and Chalmer’s University of Technology’s Centre for Healthcare Architecture. Around a dozen European countries were represented by 90 participants, and in addition to a series of top class presentations on our theme of Research and Evaluation for Care Closer to Home the attendees were able to visit the Carlanderska Hospital and the Nötkarnan bergsjön primary care centre – both award winning examples of design for health facilities.
Prof. Arch. Simona Ganassi Agger, Chair, European Health Property Network
Prof. dr. Bianca Buurman, professor of acute geriatric care, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Architect José Carlos Palmer Martínez, Planho Consultores, Spain
Better by design: cost savings of evidence-informed design (not linked)
Professor Roger Ulrich, PhD, Center for Healthcare Architecture, Chalmers University
The right to health for all: an inclusive approach to co-design of hospital care with local residents (no link)
Pernilla Norden and Börje Blomster, Sweco, Sweden
Christer Andersson, Nötkarnan bergsjön center, Sweden
Ulla Antonsson and Roger Johansson, White arkitekter, Sweden
Menno Hinkema and Andrew Koster, TNO, Netherlands
Rick Shands, Director, Total Alliance Health Partners International (TAHPI), UK
Dr Sunil Angris, GP and Director, Fusion48 and David Seymour, Director, Fusion48, UK
The 2017 EuHPN workshop took place from 20 to 22 November in Turin, Italy.
Presentations from the speakers are listed below.
Luis Gonzalez-Sterling, Árgola Arquitectos, Director of Healthcare Architecture, Spain
European Investment Bank: Promoting European Objectives (not linked)
Stefan Wunderlich, Life Sciences and Health, European Investment Bank
Liesbeth van Heel, Senior Policy Advisor, Erasmus MC, Netherlands
Carole Crane and Paul Mercer, Architects for Health, UK
Targeting capital investment for sustainability and patient benefit: evidence from 18 jurisdictions around the world
Rhonda Kerr, Health Economist, Clinical Services Planner Hames Sharley, Ph.D. Candidate in Health Economics, Curtin University; Director, Economics, Health Services and Planning, Guidelines and Economists Network International (GENI)
Design for sustainable, patient-friendly small hospitals (no link)
Martjan den Hoed, dJGA Architects, Netherlands
Details of the programme and presentations from Madrid 2016 are currently being uploaded. Please return over the next few days.
The 2016 EuHPN Workshop took place in Madrid, 23-25 November, at the headquarters of the College of Madrid Architects (COAM). This year we welcomed 70+ participants and speakers from a broader range of European countries than ever before, stretching from Finland to Serbia, and from Poland to Spain. As with all EuHPN workshops, the speakers and members of the audience comprised a mix of experts: health system policy-makers, health planners, strategic asset investment professionals, healthcare architects, hospital directors and healthcare facility managers.
Special thanks are due to the Puerta de Hierro and Mostoles hospitals, and the San Blas Municipal Healthcare Centre, who welcomed groups of participants to a study tour of their campuses on Friday 25th November.
Two different approaches in PPP projects: Puerta de Hierro Hospital and Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Erasmus MC, Netherlands
Liesbeth van Heel
Norwegian Hospital Construction Agency, Norway
The patient’s health service – how to further develop the health service to be best for the patient?
South Eastern Norway Hospital Construction Agency, Norway
Clear Code Method: maximizing the accessibility of healthcare facilities (not linked)
PMMT, Forward Thinking Healthcare Architecture, Spain
Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata di Trieste (ASUITS), Italy
Designing for environmentally sustainable healthcare: the case of the Santa Lucia University General Hospital
CASA SOLO Arquitectos SLP, Spain
Roger Pernas Valles
University of Krakow, Poland
Mateusz Lichon, Marcin Kautsch
The 2015 EuHPN Workshop took place in Brussels, 16-18 November, at the BIP building in the centre of the city. We welcomed 70+ participants from a dozen European countries, attracted by a top class line-up of speakers on a theme which is of central importance to improvements in healthcare facility development: Evaluation. Since this year marked the 15th anniversary of the founding of the European Health Property Network in Brussels, it seemed fitting to return to the same place to evaluate what the network has achieved over the years as well as the tools and methods now available for health building improvement. We were fortunate to hear from speakers who spanned a very broad range of disciplines, including health system policy development, patient advocacy, market research, healthcare architecture and planning, environmental improvement, hospital management and academic practice.
This year we intend to produce a published report of the workshop, thanks to assistance from a number of raporteurs who were in attendance. Special thanks are due to the directors of the AZ Monica hospital in Antwerp, who welcomed 20 participants to a study tour of one of their campuses on Wednesday 18th November.
You can download the final programme for the 2015 Workshop here. The presentations from the workshop are in the table below.
Constructing a major hospital infrastructure project: lessons from the ‘Hospital of the Sea’, Naples, Italy (not linked)
Ospedale del Mare, Italy
Optimat Ltd, UK
Margrethe Foss / Sigmund Stikbakke
Patient-centred, sensory design in healthcare (not linked)
Femke Feenstra/Emma van Dam
University of Krakow, Poland
Marcin Kautsch/Mateusz Lichon
A patient-centric new hospital: the consequences. Case of the Maria Middelares hospital in Ghent (not linked)
Belgian Association of Hospital Directors
Imperial College, London
The 2014 EuHPN Workshop was titled Thinking Differently About Healthcare Buildings: innovative infrastructure planning and design to improve the quality and safety of care. You can download the programme for the event here, and speaker presentations are available from the table below.
Martjan den Hoed, De Jong Gortemaker Algra, Netherlands
Maurits Algra, De Jong Gortemaker Algra, Netherlands
Willem-Jan Hanegraaf, Rijnstate Hospital, Netherlands
Outcomes from the TNO/EuHPN Building Information Modelling (BIM) Seminar, 2014; Report on the STREAMER project
Joram Nauta, DuCHA-TNO, Netherlands
Dr Marcin Kautsch and Mateusz Lichon, EcoQUIP (Sucha Beskidzka Hospital), Poland
Dr Zorica Terzic Supic, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Efthimia Pantzartzis, Loughborough University, Civil and Building Engineering, UK
Goran Lindahl, Chalmers University of Technology, Centre for Healthcare Architecture, Sweden
Dr Kati Myllymaki, Etela-Savo Hospital District, Finland
BIM Seminar 2014
As part of EuHPN’s regional seminar series, TNO (Netherlands) hosted a one-day event on Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Leiden on 17th April 2014. Participants attended from the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands. They were national and regional public administrators, architects, hospital designers, planners, construction company professionals and representatives of hospital or healthcare organisations.
The aim of the seminar was to share knowledge about the current state-of-the-art use of BIM in the healthcare sector, and one particular focus was to explore the advantages (or disadvantages) of using what is termed ‘open’ BIM – models and data that are freely available for all to use. The event was also designed to critically influence current BIM projects such as STREAMER.
This page provides links to the presentations that formed the core of the seminar and the discussions between participants. A report of the event is available to download here.
Case study: a strategy for use of BIM during the asset lifecycle, the case of the New Østfold Hospital
Birger Stamso, Head of Project Strategies – Buildings and Property, South Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority
Willem Jan Hanegraaf, Rijnstate Hospital
Danubius conference centre, Budapest
The 2013 EuHPN Workshop was titled ‘Reinventing the hospital: Europe’s challenge’. You can download the programme for the event here, and speaker presentations are available from the carousel below.
Reinventing the Laurentius Hospital: Corporate Social Responsibility Builds a New Innovative Hospital
Jack Thiadens, CEO Laurentious Hospital, Netherlands
Frank Pörtzgen, Architect, Partner Wiegerinck architectuur stedenbouw
Simona Agger, RES Coordinator, Italy
Marcin Kautsch and Mateus Lichon, Poland
The Future for Strategic Planning of Healthcare Infrastructure
Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen
This year the annual EuHPN Workshop returned to the theme of strategic planning of healthcare infrastructure.
Thank you to all the speakers, and to all the participants who attended. We had representatives from 14 different countries, including healthcare architects and engineers, health planners, academics working in the field of health infrastructure development, health policy experts, health economists and senior healthcare administrators. We were particularly pleased to welcome speakers from our ‘sister’ organisation, the European Centre for Health Assets and Architecture (ECHAA). The presentations covered a very wide range of topics linked to the strategic planning of healthcare capital assets – at European, national and regional levels, and in terms of masterplanning individual healthcare facilities.
For anyone who is interested to know more about the 2012 EuHPN workshop, the programme is here and information on the speakers is here. The workshop presentations are available to download below. A full report on the workshop is forthcoming.
Post-Occupancy Evaluation Across the Health Estate in Northern Ireland: gathering the views of patients, public and staff
John Cole, Director, Health Estates Investment Group, DHSSPSNI, Northern Ireland
Liesbeth van Heel, Erasmus Medical Centre, NetherlandsJoram Nauta, DuCHA-TNO, Netherlands
Marcin Kautsch and Marek Haber, Poland
Agneta Granstrom, Norbotten County Council, Sweden
Gaynor Whyles, Angus Hunter, LCB-HEALTHCARE
Susan Francis, Executive Director, Architects for Health
Marte Lauvsnes, SINTEF Health Research, Norway
Claudia Bloom and Duncan Finch, Avanti Architects
The 2011 EuHPN workshop was held in Bologna, Italy, and hosted by our member organisations the Italian Society for Healthcare Architecture and Engineering (SIAIS). The theme was Sustainable European Healthcare Infrastructure: innovation in procurement, planning and design for a green future. The 2011 workshop was organised in collaboration with LCB-HEALTHCARE.
You can download the workshop programme here, and view a selection of presentations by clicking on the titles below.
Steph Holmes, Andrew Bissell, Head of Procurement, Lighting Director, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Cundall
European Lead Market Public Procurement Network to Stimulate Innovation for Low Carbon Building Solutions in the Health Service Sector
Angus Hunter, Managing Director, Optimat Ltd
Sustainable European Healthcare Infrastructure: innovation in procurement, planning and design for a green future
Barrie Dowdeswell, Research Director, European Centre for Healthcare Assets and Architecture
Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director, Innovation Policy, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, UK