After a long day of intense debate among the jury, five entries have been selected as nominees for the prizes of the international architectural ideas competition The Transformation of Health Care, commissioned by the Dutch Center for Healthcare Assets (DuCHA). Now, after opening the name envelopes to reveal the identities of the nominees, one of them appears to be missing. The envelope containing the design does not include any clue to the identity of the designer. The unknown nominee has yet to be identified.
Middle- and East Europe DuCHA commissioned the ideas competition to focus the attention of architects and students on a major challenge that exists in central and eastern Europe. Hospital sites that are dysfunctional after the economic transformation of the 1990s need to be redeveloped, and a modern system of healthcare has to be implemented. Architects were challenged to redesign a hospital site that was exemplary of many sites throughout the region.
Entries came from all over the world; from Portugal to China. The jury, chaired by Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands, Liesbeth van der Pol, nominated five entries for the prizes, which will be awarded on may 26th at an award ceremony at De Doelen in Rotterdam. But one of them cannot be reached, since there was no name envelope attached to the design. DuCHA hopes the competitor will come forward. So, if you're the author of the entry 'Brave New World', please contact the organisation>>>
The other nominees are – in random order:
– Vital Village (Kirsti Siven & Asko Takala, Finland)
– MosaiCity (Marie Perin, United Kingdom)
– Inside-Out (Paulien Bremmer & Jarrik Ouburg, Netherlands)
– Hospitotality (Dana Ponec, Netherlands)