Award level: Citation
Project name: Enga Provincial Hospital
Project location: Nr. Wabag, Enga Province, Papua, New Guinea
Firm name: Shepley Bulfinch
Jury comments: Sophisticated and restrained, the design takes the hospital program and localizes it to the culture and climate of Papua New Guinea. The skill in which the complex addresses security, sustainability, and medical care in a remote and often violent region of this island nation demonstrates an ability to create a hospital compound that is greater than the sum of its parts. This feels like a place for healing. The project’s aspirations are lofty but realistic.
Client: Government of Papua New Guinea; Enga Provincial Government; West By Southwest Worldwide Development Servicest
Consultant: Kramer Ausenco; Brown Sardina; WAMO Studio Architects; Buro Happold Consulting Engineers; Global Initiatives Group