EHD2021 Awards – Call for entries launched

The European Healthcare Design Awards 2021 have been launched – celebrating and recognising professional and research excellence in the design of healthcare environments both in Europe and around the world.


Organised by Architects for Health and SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange, the awards are an integral feature of the 7th European Healthcare Design 2021 Congress and the COVID-19 Global Summit, contributing towards the development of knowledge and standards in the design of healthcare environments globally.


Comprising ten categories across primary, community, secondary and tertiary levels of international healthcare provision and delivery, the awards will be presented at a prestigious ceremony on 15 June 2021 during the final session of the 7th European Healthcare Design 2021 Congress, held at the Royal College of Physicians, in London, on 14-16 June. 


View the Awards Call for Entries and the Awards Criteria Guidelines to learn more about the ten categories, the evaluation committee and the submission criteria. undefined - undefined


Entries should be submitted using the online form on the Congress website by no later than 11 March 2021.  


The European Healthcare Design Awards 2021 are kindly supported by lead sponsor Integrated Health Projects (IHP), and category sponsor Medical Architecture.


Influence and inspiration

The European Healthcare Design Awards aim to have a significant influence on the creation of healthcare environments that promote health and wellness, embed quality improvement, and support the delivery of treatment and care in an accessible, sustainable and equitable way.


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the healthcare design and planning community has demonstrated its capacity for innovation, through the rapid development of field hospitals, and conversions and adaptations to existing facilities to manage surge capacity. This year we encourage Covid-19-driven projects to be entered into the Design for Adaptation and Transformation category. 


The pandemic also led to rapid innovation in medical technology and its application, from PPE to the use of digital technology. We also encourage innovations in medical equipment and technology to be entered into the Design Innovation for Quality Improvement category. Meanwhile, future hospital designs are rapidly being adapted to respond to the twin challenges of the climate change emergency and the impact of the pandemic, and are encouraged to enter into the Future Healthcare Design category.


Recipients of the awards will be multidisciplinary project teams that have demonstrated outstanding vision, leadership and knowledge in the design, development and implementation of projects that have positively transformed the delivery and experience of healthcare for the patients and community they serve.


We look forward to receiving your submissions by 11 March for the EHD2021 Awards.