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St Olavs Hospital, Norway scoops seven Academy Awards

The recently completed St Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway received a total of seven awards at this year's prestigious Design & Health International Academy Awards 2014, announced in a prestigious ceremony on the 12 July at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada.

Considered by the judges to be at the leading edge of innovation in terms of both its adoption of digital technology, its approach to health promotion and the way the hospital design had been integrated with the city, St Olavs was judged to be the overall winner of three categories, including International Health Project (over 40,000 sqm); International Salutogenic Design; and Product Design for Healthcare Application for an interactive digital installation that assist patients and families to educate themselves about their health. The hospital was also highly commended in the category, Use of Art in the Patient Environment; whilst its specialist Knowledge Centre building received high commendations in Sustainable Design; Interior Design and International Health Project (under 40,000 sqm).

Other strong performers included St Mary's Hospital in British Columbia, Canada, designed by Farrow Partnership Architects and Perkins + Will, which won the Sustainable Design and Use of Art in the Patient Environment categories, and the Deheng Clinic in Beijing, designed by Robarts Interiors and Architecture, which was highly commended in the Interior Design and International Salutogenic Design categories.

The awards programme comprised ten categories across the key areas of international health delivery, including the prestigious Lifetime Leadership Award, which was won by Prof George Mann AIA of Texas A&M University.

Click here for further information on the Academy Awards 2014 winners.

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