July 19, 2010
by Canadian Architect
World Architecture News announced the winners of its awards in the health-care sector for both built and unbuilt projects. Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, the Tseshaht First Nation Health Centre and Multiplex by Vancouver-based Lubor Trubka Associates Architects took the prize in the built category, and the Shenzen Third Peoples’ Infectious Disease Hospital by TRO Jung Brannen was declared the winner in the unbuilt category.
The jury, which included Sri Lankan born architect and UIA representative Wendy de Silva, was greatly impressed by the quality of the projects as a whole. In the words of juror Phil Nedin (Arup Associates), Lubor Trubka Associates encapsulated “the way to be going forward – a message about the importance of health care on a very local community-services level”. For juror Claudia Bloom, the Shenzen hospital “pulls all aspects together in the clearest and most elegant architectural expression.”
The WAN Awards program is organized by World Architecture News, the international online magazine and UIA media partner. Each session of this bi-monthly awards program, is devoted to a different sector of the built environment. The upcoming session for urban design opened on July 12, 2010.
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