Tuesday 15 June 2021
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm (AEST)


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As the world grapples with the most far-reaching health crisis in more than 100 years, along with an ageing population and persistent health disparities, the role that architecture can play in health care deserves renewed attention.

How can we ensure architectural agency in the health care sector is progressive and responsive, rather than reactive? This edition of the Health Care / Health Design forum will explore how architectural outcomes can influence the quality and efficiency of our health care systems. Over four days from 15 June, leading practitioners, researchers and administrators from Australia and abroad will discuss issues, share their experiences and interrogate architecture’s relationship with the health challenges the world faces today.


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Zoe Jackson

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  • Access all areas: Designing for Ageing
    It is clear that a business-as-usual approach to aged care is obsolete, with revelations of serious malpractice in Australian aged care facilities resulting in a Royal Commission that has made 148 wide-ranging recommendations. With Australia’s ageing population, and more than 50 percent of aged care residents living with dementia, there’s never been more urgency to improve the living standards for the final chapters of life. In light of the alarming statistics and the damning findings of the commission, how can we build better to live longer? Speakers in this session will present work and research that addresses the needs of an ageing population, focusing in particular on how design can make a difference for future generations.
  • 2.50 pm Welcome
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  • 3.00 pm Presentation 1
    Joshua Wheeler, MGS Architects (Melbourne, Vic)
  • 3.20 pm Presentation 2
    Y E Ng, Conrad Gargett (Brisbane, Qld)
  • 3.40 Presentation 3
    Eloy van Hal, Be Advice (Amsterdam, NL)
  • 4.10 Dissection
    A panel discussion with Joshua Wheeler, Y E Ng and Eloy van Hal.
    Moderator: Guy Luscombe.
  • 5.10 Session 1 concludes
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