Health Futures

Building a 20:20 Vision

Building a 2020 Vision: Future healthcare environments (commissioned by The Nuffield Trust and RIBA Future Studies) seeks to identify current social, economic and technological trends and how they might influence the design of healthcare environments over the next 20 years. The study (undertaken by the Medical Architecture Research Unit at South Bank University) recognises that two key industries, health and construction, are each undergoing a phase of accelerated change and modernisation and is particularly relevant in light of the massive scale of the government’s current healthcare building programme. It addresses four main topics from care organisation and location to design and construction, and synthesises these into a vision for future healthcare environments.

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