Competition to design a hospital for the future now open
The 2021 Wolfson Economics Prize is offering £250,000 for the best design for hospitals of the future.
The competition is seeking planning and design ideas that will ‘radically improve’ hospital care in the UK and around the world.
The Wolfson Economics Prize, named after the owner of the Next retail group, is promoted as second only to the Nobel Prize in monetary terms.
The 2021 Prize question is: How would you design and plan new hospitals to radically improve patient experiences, clinical outcomes, staff wellbeing and integration with wider health and social care?
Entrants are asked to submit up to 10,000 words, plus a non-technical summary of 1,000 words. Charts, illustrations and links to multimedia assets, etc, and are welcome. The deadline for first round entries is 5pm Friday 18th June 2021. Five finalists will be asked to expand upon their ideas and an eventual winner will be announced in autumn 2021.