At the International Academy for Design & Health Congress in Hong Kong, the yearly International Academy Awards have been proclaimed. The renewed emergency services of Europe Hospitals were highly commended in the category “Use of Art in Public and Private Spaces”.
The International Academy for Design & Health organises congresses on a global scale, regarding health and the diverse factors that have an impact on it: design, science, culture and economics. Stakeholders of all kinds are present for this five-day exchange of knowledge, opinions and ideas. VK has been a participant at the Design & Health Congresses from the very beginning, and has given multiple presentations and lectures in the past.
An established yearly item are the Academy Awards, where international jury’s per category acknowledge excellence in research and practice. This year, VK participated with its design of the renewed emergency services of the Europe Hospitals. The recent project, which is very much appreciated by the medical staff, was highly commended in the category “Use of Art in Public and Private Spaces”.
In the medical and stressful environment of the emergency services, the designers integrated informal waiting areas for stress-reduction. Well though-out interior elements break through the clinical atmosphere, offering serenity and quiet. More information on the project page.