Professor Fang Chen, Vice President of Shanghai Hospital Development Centre addressing the conference
The second UK-China Green Hospital Design Summit took place in London this week. It successfully brought together over 80 delegates including leaders in healthcare in China with British architects and managers.
The conference presented a range of high profile speakers from China and the UK who shared their healthcare development ideas and explored subjects such as people-centred and holistic hospital planning and design concepts, hospital service management, intelligent hospital systems, green materials, and energy efficiency management systems.
Delegate Angela Brady, OBE, PRIBA, praised the summit saying “It was an excellent conference. Collaboration is the key to changing the way we care for sick people. Challenges are ahead with the population of elderly and the increase in diabetes on both side of the world”.
Dr Evangelia Chrysikou from Space Syntax and The Bartlett School of Architecture emphasised that that China and the UK have much to learn from each other. “At the Bartlett we place a lot of importance on health and wellbeing, social quality and health, active and healthy ageing, and all aspects related to medical architecture and healthcare, so we definitely see this event as a place of knowledge exchange and a stepping stone for enterprise”.
The Summit responded to China’s increasing investment in healthcare including building 3,000 new hospitals and updating 26% of existing hospitals. Huge demand for more hospitals and outpatient departments has resulted from increasing numbers of people covered by basic medical insurance.
The event was initiated by the Hospital Architecture System Research Branch of Chinese Hospital Association in collaboration with the Building Centre.
This year’s summit will debate and share healthcare development ideas and will explore subjects such as people-centred and holistic hospital planning and design concepts, hospital service management, intelligent hospital systems, green materials, and energy efficiency management systems.
The Summit speakers were:-
Colin Tweedy, Executive Chairman of the Summit, CEO of The Building Centre.
Paul Sawyer, Healthcare Director, HKS.
Simon Lovegrove, CEO of M Health International
Alder Hey Hospital
David Powell, Development Director, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
Benedict Zucchi, Director of Healthcare London, BDP.
Miles Alexandra, Director of Investment, Sustainable Development Capital LLP
Duncan Finch, Head of Healthcare, Avanti Architects.
Jane McElroy, Principal, NBBJ
Andy Parker, Director of Healthcare, Buro Happold
Christopher Shaw, Senior Director, Medical Architecture
Kelly Pollard, Project Manager, Pearson Lloyd
Jian NI, Minister of Chinese Embassy in the UK
Fang CHEN, Vice President, Shanghai Hospital. development Centre, Vice President, The Hospital Architecture System Research Branch of Chinese Hospital Association.
Lucy Xu, Managing Director, MacRae International Communications Ltd.
Guoliang Chen, Chief Architect, Shanghai Institute of Architecture Design and Research.
Thomas CHAN, Director, China Region of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Senior Committee Member, Institute of Healthcare Engineering Management Hongkong Branch
The event was held on 7th June 2016 at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place. It was co-organised by MacRae International Communications and China Design Centre, and supported by UKTI and Enterprise Ireland.
From left: Professor Guoliang Chen, chief architect of Institute of Shanghai Architectural Design; Duncan Finch, Avanti Architects, Jane McElroy, NBBJ, and the chair Simon Lovegrove from M Heath International.