Orleans Health Hub Reflection of Sky in Facade

Three HDR Projects Recognised in 2021 European Healthcare Design Awards

After a meticulous and months-long judging process conducted virtually around the world, three HDR projects were recognised in the 2021 European Healthcare Design Awards: Orléans Health Hub, iKure, and research project “From fable to reality at Parkland Hospital.”

Orléans Health Hub

Orleans Health Hub Entrance

Recently completed in Ottawa, Ontario, the Orléans Health Hub is a community-oriented place of care centered in health and sustained wellness, and a first-of-its-kind delivery model that brings together seven distinct healthcare and community organisations for an integrated “hub” of outpatient services and care. The Hub was twice recognised in this years’ EHD Awards:

  • Highly Commended in the Healthcare Design (Over 25,000 m2) category
  • Highly Commended in the Design for Adaptation and Transformation category

Learn more about the Orléans Health Hub


iKure Aerial

iKure, a healthcare clinic in Baruipur, West Bengal, India was highly commended in the Future Healthcare Design category of this years’ EHD Awards. Designed by HDR’s philanthropic initiative, Design 4 Others, iKure’s design was born of an algorithmic approach to computational design to form the building’s massing. Each iteration evolved the form to maximize the available shade while making use internally of the ever-present daylight of Baruipur. The final result is a performance-driven, place-based approach that is at once cost effective, highly efficient and aesthetically striking.

Learn more about iKure

Parkland Hospital Research

Parkland Hospital Courtyard at Entrance

“From Fable to Reality at Parkland Hospital: The Impact of Evidence-based Design Strategies on Patient Safety, Healing, and Satisfaction in an Adult Inpatient Environment,” research conducted the New Parkland Hospital Research Coalition, was highly commended in the Design Research Project category of this years’ EHD Awards. This study aimed to evaluate the quantitative effects of the holistic New Parkland Hospital design, as compared to the previous hospital environment, on the adult inpatient outcomes of safety, healing and satisfaction.

Learn more about the research project

About the European Healthcare Design Awards

The European Healthcare Design Awards celebrate and recognise professional excellence in the design of healthcare environments both in Europe and around the world. Organised by Architects for Health and SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange, the awards attract interest from architects, healthcare leaders, academic researchers and innovative solutions providers from all over the globe.