January 2020

Photo by Helin Bereket on www.helinbereket.com 

The Foundation’s Competition – winner announcements

With the Architecture for Health Students ’Award, which was presented for the first time in 2019, the Christine and Hans Nickl Foundation would like to encourage young architects and planners to engage in the social and architectural challenges of building in and for the healthcare system.

The competition was organized by the European Network Architecture for Health. Eleven papers from seven universities from six different nations were submitted. On January 9, 2020, the jury meeting took place in Berlin to select the award-winning works.

Three works prevailed in the anonymous process, each of which takes up the topic of building for health with very different approaches. They will be awarded equivalent prizes by the Nickl Foundation of 1,500 euros each:

“Detoxity.Sardinia”
Author: Lennart Fischer, Hannover University, Landscape Planning
Supervisor: Prof. Christian Werthmann

“The Jane’s Center”
Author: Sadie Imae, Columbia University, Architecture
Supervisor: Bryony Roberts

“A Birth Center for the new Women’s and Children’s Facility in Grosseto’s Hospital”
Author: Sofia Pistolesi, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Architecture
Supervisor: Nicoletta Setola

15th of October 2019

Doshi Architecture Exhibition in Munich

The Foundation attends the private review and the opening of the architecture exhibition of Balkrishna Doshi in Munich on the 15ht of October 2019 as a sponsor. Balkrishna Doshi is an Indian architect, urban planner and a teacher who was born 1927 in Pune, India. He ranks among the most influential pioneers of modern Indian architecture. In 2018 he won the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize. His exhibition “Architecture for People” is opened for the public in the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich from the 17th of October 2019 until the 19th of January 2020.

September 2019

The Foundation´s Research Award “Architecture for Health”​

Proudly and for the first time, the foundation announced its first “Architecture for Health Students´ Award” in September 2019. The aim is encouraging the young architects and planners to consider social and architectural challenges in the healthcare buildings. The competition is opened for research and work in the field of healthcare architecture and urban planning and can be submitted to the European Network Architecture for Health, which is organizing the competition and applications. For more information, please visit ENAH´s website.

Summer 2019

Student Scholarship​

As part of the support the Foundation is providing to education and research, a scholarship was granted to a student “Mrs. Ichraf Aroua” who applied for the summer school program organized by ENAH (European Network of Architects in Health). Mrs. Aroua is PhD student from Tunisia, and has completed the summer program 2019 successfully.