Well Built: Designing for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture
Dates: 1 November – 29 November 2016
Opening hours: 10am - 7pm
Venue: 10 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, SW7 2RZ London
This exhibition is FREE to attend
This November, the Museum of Architecture is launching Well Built: Designing for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture. The exhibition traces new ways of thinking about health and wellbeing beyond the design of traditional therapeutic environments towards a more integrated approach that includes everyday spaces. The exhibition is divided into five different sections, each of which examines a specific building typology – hospitals and health centres, housing, workplaces, schools and public spaces. Demonstrating the enduring historical relationship between health and the city, Well Built points to the urgent need in reshaping our assumptions about health, place and space.
Today, as in the past, architects, urban designers, landscape architects and designers have the ability to actively influence our health and wellbeing, with our homes, workspaces and urban areas increasingly being designed to allow us to make better lifestyle choices. Well Built takes this knowledge further by showcasing the growing connections between the traditional public health domain and the built environment.
The exhibition starts from hospitals as historic health spaces and continues to workplace, education, housing and public space. Projects included in the exhibition range from floating lidos to pop-up cultural centres for the elderly, alternative healthcare spaces such as Maggie’s Centres to new co-housing schemes. Architects involved include prominent UK-based practices:
Foster and Partners - Studio Octopi - DSDHA - RCKa - Duggan Morris - Featherstone Young -SelgasCano - NBBJ - Feilden Fowles - Levitt Bernstein - Mole Architects - PRP - Penoyre & Prasad - The Decorators - Buckley Gray Yeoman - Architecture PLB - J&L Gibbons - Arup - 4M Group - Medical Architecture - Studio Tilt - Keppie Design - Gensler - Hassell - Contents Design - Erect - J & L Gibbons - The Bartlett School of Architecture and more.
The exhibition is sponsored by Saint-Gobain (Jewson and Ecophon) and 4M Group. Museum of Architecture is a proud partner of Brompton Design District.