Introducing the third edition of the Hospice – Home for the Terminally Ill Competition, an evolving architectural ideas contest dedicated to crafting sanctuaries for those grappling with terminal illnesses.
Building on the success and insights gained from our inaugural challenge, this year's competition continues to delve into the critical need for spaces that extend beyond medical treatment. The first editions unveiled inspiring designs that recognized the intricate interplay of emotional, psychological, and physical needs in end-of-life care. This new edition seeks to further this exploration, encouraging architects to innovate and refine their approaches in creating environments that offer comfort, dignity, and a sense of community to those facing life-threatening illnesses.
Participants are tasked with conceiving a facility that not only provides medical support but also caters to the psychological and emotional well-being of its visitors. The design should comfortably host up to 15 visitors and 5 staff members, featuring essential spaces such as a common area with a library, a gathering room, a chapel, a kitchen, a dining room, a nurse’s room, and a therapy room for psychological support.
In this third edition, we continue to offer participants the freedom to select a theoretical site within their own country, encouraging them to integrate cultural, environmental, and social contexts into their designs. This competition goes beyond architectural aesthetics; it's an opportunity for participants to demonstrate how thoughtful design can offer solace and support to those in the most challenging phases of their lives.
Download the full competition brief for more information!
Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.
The full competition brief
The full competition brief can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information will be provided after registration.
6 Honourable mentions & certificates
Buildner will acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.
The Buildner’s extensive global publicity campaign for the competition winners:
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Results published on buildner.com - one of the leading websites in the industry and is visited by over one million unique visitors each year.
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Publications on Buildner's social networks (over 600,000 followers) and newsletter campaigns (over 200,000 subscribers).
Exclusive interview published with the results and shared on Buildner's social networks.
The competition winners will be granted and opportunity to submit a movie about themselves. The video will be published on the Buildner's website and social networks.
The competition results will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured in the world’s leading architecture media outlets.
Key datesSend reminders
25 July 2024
30 July 2024
In order to guarantee equal opportunities to all competition participants,
No new questions will be answered after this deadline.
3 September 2024
17 October 2024
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Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified.
All jury members are involved in the evaluation based on their availability at that time. All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Buildner staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]