Battling a life-threatening illness is an incredibly difficult challenge, especially for children and their families. It’s an impossible situation to get through, and a family may not always be able to give all the support that’s needed, no matter how much they try. Doctors and specialists can offer support for a child’s physical health, but they need more than just that when struggling with an illness, and so does their family.
The Children's Hospice architecture competition is the second in a series that looks to create designs for a place that can give more support to children and their families facing a terminal illness. The jury are looking for designs that offer respite, recuperation and receive support in whatever form they may need it while they are battling their illness.
The Children’s Hospice would act as a center where children can visit daily to get whatever help and support they need while they’re going through treatment. This competition is a chance for participants to explore how architecture can be used as a tool to help people and demonstrate how architecture can offer psychological relief to those who are suffering.
While this is an architecture ideas competition with an emphasis on creating more conceptual designs, the Children’s Hospice would still need to provide a few key functions. It will need to have a common area with a gathering room, games room, small library, and chapel; a kitchen and dining room, as well as a private area which could function as a nurse’s room and therapy room for psychological support.
There is no defined location chosen for this competition and participants are requested to select a theoretical site from their own home country.
3 winning proposals, 2 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Buildner (formerly Bee Breeders) will award a total of 7,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:
1st Prize - 3,000 €
2nd Prize - 1,500 €
3rd Prize - 1,000 €
+ 6 honourable mentions
ARCHHIVE Student Award - 1000 € + 50 € gift card at ARCHHIVE BOOKS
Buildner Green Award - 500 €
Advance Registration: DECEMBER 7 – FEBRUARY 8
Last Minute Registration: FEBRUARY 9 – APRIL 6
Final registration deadline: APRIL 6, 2023
Closing date for submission: MAY 5, 2023 (11:59pm LONDON TIME)
Announcement of the winners: JUNE 21, 2023
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