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Victorian Heart Hospital wins international award at WAF 2023

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the 2023 winners following live presentations at the festival in Singapore. The Victorian Heart Hospital (VHH) designed by Conrad Gargett (now merged with Architectus) + Wardle won the award for Completed Buildings in the Health category.

Located on Monash University’s Clayton campus in the centre of the Monash Technology Precinct, VHH is a project of collaborative vision and effort. Led by the Victorian Health Building Authority, with project partners Monash Health and Monash University, this internationally significant facility is Australia’s first dedicated heart hospital, the only of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Principal and Sector Leader Health + Science Rebecca Moore said:

“We are thrilled to have the Victorian Heart Hospital recognised on the world stage. The project is an exemplar of collaboration, and this award is a testament to our pursuit of pushing the boundaries of traditional hospital design to deliver truly innovative and human-centred facilities that are connected to nature to improve patient outcomes.”

The hospital’s design centres on enhancing the human experience by connecting the mind and body with multi-sensory and enriching environments.

The building’s human-centred design incorporates biophilic and salutogenic principles, with a seamless integration of architecture, clinical planning, interior design and landscape design to create spaces that make the outdoors part of the calming and healing environment.  

Read more about Victorian Heart Hospital project here.

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