DWA Architects Caring for Older People International Student Design Competition
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DWA Architects has launched a design competition for architectural students worldwide with support from one of the UK's largest care home operators, Bupa Care Services. The competition will be managed by the RIBA Competitions Office.
DWA is marking its 20th year in business by launching the international design competition, 'Caring for Older People', in a bid to encourage the architects of the future to get involved in the design of the care homes of the future.
Students entering the competition will be asked to take into consideration a number of issues including community integration, improving visitor numbers, energy conservation and the best layout for the patient; all of which helps improve quality of life for residents.
Says DWA Chief Executive, David Ward: "Forecasts show that the rapidly ageing population in the UK will have a dramatic effect on our society. The number of people aged 85 and over is growing year on year, but there are fewer people able and willing to care for them so the demand for care homes is escalating."
The competition will be judged by Professor June Andrews from the Dementia Services Development Centre at Stirling University, Neil Hunt, Chief Executive of the Alzheimer's Society, Lyth Watson, Bupa Care Services Director of Business Development and DWA Architects Chief Executive, David Ward.