INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COMPETITION
ORGANIZED BY THE UIA PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP
The UIA Public Health Group (UIA-PHG) is launching an international ideas competition, open to
students worldwide. The competition is organized jointly with the Global University Program in
Healthcare Architecture (GUPHA) and the China Hospital Build and Infrastructure Exhibition
and Congress (CHBEC), with the collaboration of the Centre for Health Systems & Design at
Texas A&M University. The competition is in accordance with the UIA-UNESCO regulations and
has received the support of the International Union of Architects (UIA).
The students will be invited to design a mobile isolation, diagnosis and/or treatment unit for use
in Ebola or other communicable disease epidemics. The vehicle should be designed to insure
the transport of patients to the appropriate care facilities.
The competition seeks to identify innovative approaches that help curb the outbreak of
communicable disease epidemics and to alert the population to the impact of existing or
potential treatments. With this competition, the UIA programme seeks to encourage more
students to take an interest in health-related design.
The competition is open to full-time undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral architecture
students. Multi-disciplinary teams, with three members maximum, headed by an architecture
student can also participate. The competition language is English.
The jury is composed of the following members of the UIA Public Health Group Work
Programme: Xiqiu Huang, Ph.D, China; Henning Lensch, Dipl.-Ing , Germany, George J. Mann,
AIA (USA) former UIA-PHG programme director and former president of GUPHA ; Yasushi
Nagasawa, Dr.Eng., JIA, Japan, former Secretary General of GUPHA ; Zeyad Al Swaidan, Saudi
Arabia; Fani Vavili, President of the Greek Technical Chamber, Macharia Waruingi, MD, DHA,
First Prize: USD $8,000; Second Prize: USD $5,000, Third Prize: USD $3,000, Fourth Prize USD
$2,000; Fifth Prize: USD $1,500; Honourable Mention (10 teams maximum): USD $750. (The
prize money amounts indicated are before taxes).
IMPORTANT COMPETITION DATES
. 5 December 2014 – 1 April 2015: Question and Response Period
. 20 April 2015 Deadline for online submission of projects
. 24 May 2015: Results will be announced. The winning projects will be exhibited during the
international conference organized by the UIA Work Programme from 23 - 25 May 2015 in
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