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DWA Architects Caring for Older People international student design competition

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.

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.

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.

For a copy of the competition brief and a registration form please visit www.architecture.com/competitions. The deadline for submissions is 6 March 2009.

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