Workshop Programme: 18-20 September 2019

Wednesday 18 September: Arrival, welcome, context and case studies

10.00 – 11.30

EuHPN member meeting

EuHPN member meeting EuHPN members are invited to a pre-workshop meeting to review network activity over the year and to look ahead at plans for 2020.

‘Silo West’ room at Launchlabs (Dornacherstrasse 192, 4053 Basel).

12.00 – 13.00

Arrival, registration and buffet lunch

Workshop participants are invited to meet speakers and other attendees for a simple lunch at the Launchlabs venue

Launchlabs venue

13.00 – 13.30

13.30 – 14.15

14.15 – 15.00

15.00 – 15.30

15.30 – 17.30

17.30 – 19.00

Welcome and setting the scene

Marte Lauvsnes, EuHPN Chair, Norway

Micha Kämpfer, walkerproject, Switzerland

Michael Gustavsson, Ramboll Spearhead Healthcare, Sweden

Dr. Werner Widmer, CEO, Stiftung Diakoniewerk Neumünster in Zollikerberg/Zürich

Dr Antonio Duran, CEO, Alldmh Consulting, Spain

Mr Stephen Wright, Director, European Centre for Health Assets and Architecture, Luxembourg

Coffee break

Organising infrastructure differently

Prof. Christine Nickl-Weller, Nickl and Partner, Germany

Nirit Pilosof, Architect and PhD candidate, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Hrafnhildur Olafsdottir and John Cooper, JCA Architects, UK

Drinks reception and networking

Title to be confirmed.

 Getting It Right First Time: The Challenges.

 Title to be confirmed.

Keynote address: The Swiss context for hospitals and healthcare.

Keynote address: Does size matter?  What's the future for hospitals in health systems? 

Hospital 4.0: Quo Vadis

Building for Change: predicting and evaluating healthcare building design using EBD

The same needs, different solutions: getting it right for patients in Switzerland, Palestine and the UK

Join us for canapes, drinks and informal discussions with colleagues at Werk8 – next door to the Launchlabs venue


End of 18th september day


Thursday 19 September: Inspiration and Interactive Co-Design Challenges

08.45 – 09.30

09.00 – 13.00

Keynote session: groups 1 and 2 together

Professor Reinhard Busse, Berlin Technical University, Germany

Group 1 joins the Prototyping Zone: co-design challenges

Group 2: Changing our Thinking, Launchlabs venue

Assuring and improving healthcare quality in Europe: effectiveness and implementation of different strategies




Alice Green, P+HS Architects, UK

Astrid Hansson, Kirsti Marttila-Gaard, Kristina Olsson, Region Skåne

Using the community to co-design community healthcare buildings

Patient collaboration in Region Skåne. Patients in the planning processes, crucial for the future

11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK

11.30 – 12.00


Anders Medin, White Arkitekter, Uppsala office, Sweden

Liesbeth van Heel, Senior Policy Advisor, Erasmus MC, Netherlands

Improving project delivery though systematic post-occupancy evaluation: Swedish examples

20 years of transformative change in hospital development

12.30-14.00 LUNCH


Group 2 joins the Prototyping Zone: co-design challenges

Group 1: Changing our Thinking

Prototyping Zone

Launchlabs venue








Learning lessons from cross-border healthcare design (title to be confirmed)

How can we perfect nursing home design? 


The Foundry: making a success of integrated, population-based care for youth (North America/ Canada)

Shifting care resources using predictive analytics and AI: the case of Finland

Speakers from the Health Service Executive, Ireland and the Finance Department, Northern Ireland

Laia Isern, Vitaller Arquitectura, Spain

Coffee break

Professor Laura Arpiainen, Aalto University, Finland

Pentti Itkonen, CEO, Eksote, Finland

Workshop gala dinner: Join us for drinks and dinner, discussion and networking.

End of 19th september day

Werk8 venue next to Launchlabs


Friday 20 September: What did we learn? & Study site visits

08.30 – 10.00

Prototyping feedback – what did we learn?

Led by Micha Kämpfer, walkerproject, Switzerland

Group reflections on learning from the prototyping challenges

10.00 – 10.30 COFFEE BREAK

10.30 – 12.00

Keynote speaker:

Miklós Szócska , Director, Health Services Management Training Centre, Semmelweis University, Hungary.  Minister of State for Health, Hungary, 2010-1014

Rebuilding and reconfiguring health facilities for future care – lessons from Hungary and beyond

12.00 – 12.45

Keynote speakers:

Dr Marisa Mason and clinical colleagues from National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD), UK

Methods, doubts and data.  How do we really know what patients and staff want from care models and infrastructure?

12.45 – 14.15

Study site visits

Choose from (preliminary):

• University Department of Geriatric Medicine FELIX PLATTER

• Children’s Hospital of Basel

• Roche Tower

14.30 / 15.00

Study site visitors returned to Basel train station


End of 20th september day