‘Enabling health, care and well-being through design research’ is the title of ARCH22 – the 5th Architecture Research Care and Health conference
Organized at the department of Architecture and the Built Environment in Delft as the main venue and Erasmus MC in Rotterdam as co-location
The Netherlands – 22nd until 24th of August 2022.
ARCH22 connects researchers and practitioners around the conference theme, and also wants to attract those interested in the new Erasmus MC hospital environment and evaluation studies carried out regarding this project.
ARCH22 connects researchers and practitioners around the conference theme and will be based at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology. ARCH22 also wants to attract those interested in the new Erasmus University Medical Center’s hospital environment, and the evaluation studies carried out regarding this project. All delegates will have the opportunity to experience this new, award-winning hospital environment in Rotterdam.
The theme ‘Enabling health, care and well-being through design research’ will bring together research, real estate and design professionals across disciplines and countries, to present findings and exchange gained knowledge and experiences. Our guiding topics for the request for papers were:
Topic 1: integration of needs – inclusive, integrated design enabling health, care and well-being.
Topic 2: healthcare design and change – future proofed, resilient and crisis-adapted (pre-, post and now) design.
Topic 3: engagement – co-creation, co-design, design and stakeholder management processes.
Late 2021 we received over 100 abstracts from authors seeking to present their findings in conference papers and posters. Authors originate from 17 countries and in the co-authorships of many abstracts we see the emerging international collaboration that we would like to see more formally established in an ARCH-network.
Building on the guiding topics, the conference papers will be presented in four tracks:
(1) inclusive design/health promotion,
(3) future-proofing and
Additionally, there was a research workshop, as well as there were plenty of social networking opportunities, including a conference dinner. These valued opportunities for social interaction were the main reason to postponing the ARCH21 conference towards August 2022. After the 2-day research conference, delegates can participate in study tours to some highly innovative examples of health and care environments in the Netherlands.
This site will be updated to become the legacy of ARCH22, together with the conference proceedings hosted in ORVIUM
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As the organizing Committee of ARCH22 we were very happy to welcome over 170 participants in Delft and Rotterdam in August 2022!
TU Delft Department of Architecture and the Built Environment – Clarine van Oel, Birgit Jürgenhake
Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam (Erasmus MC) – Liesbeth van Heel
AM_A Andrea Möhn architects – Andrea Möhn
Gortemaker Algra Feenstra architects – Roelof Gortemaker
Wiegerinck – Milee Herweijer
In collaboration with
EGM architects – Willemineke Hammer
NTNU Department for Architecture and Planning – Johan van der Zwart
Chalmers Department for Architecture and Civil Engineering – Göran Lindahl