Professor Marie Bashir Centre Award

The Professor Marie Bashir Centre at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital campus, NSW has been announced as one of three highly commended winners in the Mental Health category at the Design & Health 2015 International Academy Awards as part of the Design & Health 11th World Congress and Exhibition held in Hong Kong. Designed by peckvonhartel in collaboration with Silver Thomas Hanley, the Professor Marie Bashir Centre is a contemporary, purpose built psychiatric care centre which provides accommodation across 6 levels, the first facility in this multi-level configuration in Australia.

The winning projects in the Mental Health category demonstrated an “effective reconciliation between operational requirements for security and supervision, the imperative for a civilizing and humane environment that supports therapeutic intervention and show an understanding of the principles and practice of salutogenesis”. For more information about the awards visit: