The International Union of Architects (UIA) has launched the International Innovative Health Design Awards, organized by the UIA Public Health Group and open to all architects around the world. In keeping with its mission to mobilize architects to design for health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 UIA General Assembly declared 2022 the UIA Year of Design for Health.
The International Innovative Health Design Awards aim to celebrate the essential role that architects play in social and environmental well-being and to address how architecture and architecture research focused on Design for Health, can help to mitigate the impact of future calamities. The Awards seek to recognize innovative architectural design solutions addressing issues brought to the fore by the COVID-19 pandemic. Architects are invited to submit entries in one of two categories: Built Work and Theoretical Work.
All practicing architects and architecture academics across the globe are eligible.