International Architecture Competition

Hospice

Home for Terminally Ill. Edition #1

Results

Foreword

Competition organisers

Hospice

The Hospice: Home for the Terminally Ill Competition sought conceptual ideas that explore health design innovation. It offered a chance for participants to experiment with architecture as a tool for helping people suffering from diseases and to demonstrate how architecture can offer psychological relief. It is the first in a series of health-related design events, which will be accompanied by other competitions including the Home for the Blind Competition and the Accessible Architecture Essay Competition 

The brief requested a space where those facing terminal illnesses can go for respite, recuperation, and receive support in whatever form they may need: a center where patients can visit daily to receive advice, guidance, and companionship while undergoing treatment. The program was to include: a ‘common zone’ with a small library, gathering room, chapel, kitchen, and dining rooms; and a ‘private zone’ containing a nurse’s room and therapy room for psychological support. The intended capacity was for 15 visitors and 5 staff members for daytime care only. There was no defined location, and participants were asked to select a theoretical site from their home country.

Bee Breeders worked with an international jury of innovative architects with experience designing for the program type at hand: Rubén García Rubio and Sonsoles Vela Navarro, architects and co-founders of studioVRA based in Zaragoza, Spain; Arturo Mc Clean, communications manager and architect at Barcelona-based Miralles Tagliabue EMBT which has completed such projects as Kálida Sant Pau Centre in Barcelona – a space of emotional, social, and practical support for cancer patients, part of the Maggie’s Centre Network; Paul Monaghan, director at AHMM in London, which has completed projects including the North London Hospice and Kentish Town Health Centre; Françoise N’Thépé of Paris-based practice FRANÇOISE N’THÉPÉ ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN; Andrew Thurman, who leads the Interior Design program at York St. John University; and Dr Johan van der Zwart, a researcher with a focus on the interaction between technology, people, process, and place.

Bee Breeders received a wide range of submissions from around the world. Those selected by the jury were chosen for their intelligent site locations, focus on human scale, placemaking, and concepts respectful of the delicate moral nature of the program.

Bee Breeders and its jury panel would like to thank all the designers that participated in this competition.

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ideas COMPETITION
Children's Hospice
Home for the Terminally ill / Edition #2

Design a safe and supportive space for children struggling with a terminal illness

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Feb 08
Apr 06
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Hospice

Home for Terminally Ill. Edition #1
1st Prize Winner+
BB GREEN AWARD

Project name

INTO THE GARDEN

Authors

Damian Poklewski-Koziełł
Marcin Gierbienis
Justyna Kopacz
Aleksander Kwaśniak

Poland

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

In our opinion, architectural competitions are the best method of selecting a project. Customers can see different approaches to a design task, and so have the opportunity to fully understand what they can get. For designers, they are an opportunity for healthy competition with other participants, strengthening teamwork and stimulating creativity. Participation in the competition is also an opportunity to approach interesting and inspiring topics.

Jury commentary

‘Into the Garden’ offers a natural sanctuary designed to feel like a magical green space under a floating roof. Timber construction wrapped in a translucent membrane, the building glows with the light of the exterior while offering a therapeutic ambiance free from exterior urban audio and visual noises. The jury summarized it as ‘‘a giant conservatory with a beautiful garden below, with rooms surrounding this garden that give a sense of both indoor and outdoor space.” The jury also commented, “The proposal presents a fresh idea about the integration of daytime care within an urban context through vegetation and a protective roof. The proposal offers a strong conceptual idea integrated into an urban context that emphasizes the use of nature as a healing instrument for humans and cities. It feels like a fantastic space to inhabit all year round.”  

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

Nature Interlude - A hospice for the perception of time

Authors

Renata Cirati Gomes
Beatriz Carvalho
Fabiana Perazolo

Brazil

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

Participating in architecture competitions is the most opportune moment to push ourselves to the limit and explore our creativity. As we can escape the daily dynamics and limits of the profession and choose the people we have affinity to and debate architecture with, it’s a moment of complete freedom to think and create projects that reflect what we think about life in society.

Jury commentary

“Nature Interlude: A Hospice for the Perception of Time” attempts to slow things down by integrating a system of modular elements into a green space of art and nature. The project is based on three conceptual points: the hospice as an extension of nature; a system of metrics and modulation; and principles of materiality and sustainable construction. The jury writes, “The modular construction system makes the proposition a universal design that could be transposed in different places, both interesting and ecological. The materiality and use of sustainable approach are well developed: the hospice is transformed into an extension of nature and into an open – air art gallery within a park. This is a very complete project with attention to spatial and constructive details.”

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

Head in the Clouds

Authors

Caitlin Chin

Canada

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

I participate in architecture competitions to step outside my comfort zone. Although I am typically a practical thinker, architecture competitions allow me the freedom to remove myself from the basis of reality to create more radical designs.

Jury commentary

“Head in the Clouds” is a proposal for a children’s hospice at the McMaster Children’s Hospital in Ontario. The project studies principles of confinement and boundaries, breaking from the mould of the typical hospital room typology of four sterile walls and a horizontal ceiling to offer ellipsoid volumes that have no beginning or end. ETFE is proposed to shape these rooms and offer visual translucency among enclosed private and open common spaces. The jury commented, “The topic of children's terminal illness is really appreciated for its delicate moral issue, along with the idea of integrating the project within a university. The innovative materials, concept, and great quality of drawings of this proposition are remarkable and poetic.”

 

BB STUDENT AWARD

Project name

Green hospice

Authors

Artur Gała

University

Silesian university of technology: faculty of architecture
+72 points!

Poland

Honorable mentions

VIEWclose HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Project Name

House of life

University

Akademie der bildenden künste
+72 points!

Country

Germany

Project authors

Simpert Hafenmeier

Project Name

Fibula - A Shelter by the Lake

Country

Germany

Project authors

Mona Thoma
Jakob Albrecht
Edda Meinertz

Project Name

Canopee

Country

Switzerland

Project authors

Adrian Wetherell

Project Name

Spirits in Repose

Country

United States

Project authors

Cherry Yang
Yunchao Le
Benjamin Han
Reishan Mcintosh

Project Name

The Horizon

University

Sejong
+72 points!

Country

South Korea

Project authors

Hyogeun Shin
Soowon Lee
Jaehyeon Kim

Project Name

Madeleine

Country

France

Project authors

Clément Schwab
Sirine Ammour

Shortlisted projects

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Germany

Technische Universität Darmstadt, TU Darmstadt

+22 points!
christian brönner

United States

daniel rodriguez

South Korea

Kookmin University

+22 points!
hyunjun kim
jihyung kim
jiwon kim

South Korea

Sejong University, 세종대학교

+22 points!
yeonsoo jeong

South Korea

Sejong University, 세종대학교

+72 points!
hyogeun shin
soowon lee
jaehyeon kim

South Korea

Ajou University

+22 points!
doeun park
jinxiang zhang
eunbee han

Italy

matteo benedetti
monica manicone

Italy

University of Florence , Università degli Studi di Firenze , UNIFI

+22 points!
lapo batistini

United States

cherry yang
yunchao le
benjamin han
reishan mcintosh

Italy

University of Florence , Università degli Studi di Firenze , UNIFI

+22 points!
giovanna zani
valentina geminiani

Poland

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Politechnika Wrocławska)

+22 points!
ewa markowska

Singapore

wei liang ng
sean ow
rui zhi choy

Canada

University of Toronto

+22 points!
fiorella granda
caleigh macdonald
julia miclaus

Germany

leonie nöthen
theresa hardege

Poland

Silesian University of Technology , Politechnika Śląska

+72 points!
artur gała

Germany

ridvan kahraman
sacha cutajar

Canada

University of Toronto

+22 points!
bronte morris-poolman

Brazil

renata cirati gomes
beatriz carvalho
fabiana perazolo

Netherlands

Delft University of Technology, TU Delft , Technical University Delft

+22 points!
arthur hamelers
joost hoepman

South Korea

Hanyang University

+22 points!
sujin lim
hamin lee

China

lingyun zhu
lu wang
qiao feng

Germany

romina trunzer
philipp enders

Italy

Polytechnic of Turin, Politecnico di Torino

+22 points!
xian zhang
jihao zhong
ziyue yu
xiang ling

South Korea

youngchan kang

Germany

RWTH Aachen University, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

+22 points!
aliena langer

United States

grant mattingly

Germany

aleksandra marjanovic
dunja simovic
natalija malesevic

Austria

elisabeth mayr
izabela kovacicova

Poland

Abu Dhabi University

+22 points!
wioletta sojka

Poland

damian poklewski-koziełł
marcin gierbienis
justyna kopacz
aleksander kwaśniak

Israel

The Technical University of Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, TU Berlin

+22 points!
gala oifa

Poland

Cracow University of Technology (Politechnika Krakowska im. Tadeusza Kościuszki)

+22 points!
maria plaszczyk

Poland

Silesian University of Technology , Politechnika Śląska

+22 points!
krzysztof przybylo
wojciech smyczek
piotr szendera

Canada

caitlin chin

Germany

mona thoma
jakob albrecht
edda meinertz

Germany

The Academy of Fine Arts - Munich, Akademie der Bildenden Künste München

+72 points!
simpert hafenmeier

Canada

hyo yeon (tiana) lee

Germany

RWTH Aachen University, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

+22 points!
yuil chang
mathis osing

Switzerland

adrian wetherell

France

clément schwab
sirine ammour
 

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