WAM recognised on global stage at WAF for its second consecutive year

December 7, 2023: Awards, News

We are thrilled to announce Alexandria Health Centre was recognised with two prestigious awards at the World Architecture Festival.

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Each year, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) recognises and celebrates architectural excellence and innovation from around the world. This year's award winners comprises a diverse array of groundbreaking projects that push the boundaries of design and functionality.

Alexandria Health Centre, designed by Warren and Mahoney in collaboration with MAAP Architects, has been awarded a WAF Award for Future Project Health, as well as a WAFX Award - a testament to its progressive and forward-thinking design.

Designed with a focus on holistic wellbeing, the new facility responds to the need for new models of care in clinical settings that prioritise open communication and de-stigmatisation of mental health in particular. The facility aims to raise awareness, promote acceptance, offer support, and aid in recovery and healing through clinical planning with a connection to nature and Country.

“This award serves as a recognition of our client’s commitment to progressive architecture and design that prioritises the wellbeing of its community,” says W+M Head of Design Barrington Gohns. “The facility illustrates how, through progressive design thinking, we can create spaces that not only cater to the functional needs of a health facility, but also promote healing, hope, and community.”

W+M Head of Design Blair Johnston says the team at Warren and Mahoney is delighted to see these projects recognised on the world stage.

"Our focus extends beyond the boundaries of our projects, as we constantly explore new creative possibilities, responding to the essential purpose and context beyond the brief.

“Participating in the World Architecture allows us to showcase our designs on a global stage. Being recognised at WAF once more is a testament to the impact of our design philosophy, which integrates culture, sustainability, and innovation.”