• Type: Student Competition
  • Last date of Registration: 15/03/2023

About Competition

To respond to recent global health crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic and other devastating disasters, the UIA General Assembly in July 2021 declared “2022: UIA Year of Design for Health.” This commitment urges all UIA Member Sections to encourage architects and their clients to use evidence-based design to promote health in buildings and cities, and promotes “Design that protects health, design that develops Better Health, and design that restores health once it is impaired.”

This competition aims to encourage architecture and design students interested in design for health and to advance new ideas and futuristic concepts to solve current challenges identified by brain-injured (stroke) patients, family members, and medical staff. It invites students to design a rehabilitation centre for 30 stroke survivors and seeks creative and ambitious designs to meet stroke survivors’ needs during their recovery.


The competition is open to full-time university architectural students from all over the world. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged. However, only architectural students can serve as team leaders or authors. Full-time university students from other disciplines, including interior design, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, medicine, neuroscience, psychology, and others, can be co-authors or team members acting as specialists.

About the Organizer

The UIA and its Public Health Group and the NOVELL Redesign Team are the competition organisers. Members of the Public Health Group Administration will serve as the technical committee. This competition is sponsored by the UIA Council and the Australian Health Design Council (AHDC). AHDC is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation that provides a forum for all professionals involved in the Australian health design sector. Its mission is to share knowledge, develop expertise, foster research, and enhance health facility planning, design, and management skills.

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Submission / Key Dates

2022-08-01: Competition launch

2022-11-15: Deadline for questions

2022-12-15: Deadline for answers

2023-03-15: Deadline for registration

2023-04-15: Deadline for submission of entries

2023-05-15: Announcement of results