EVENT ORGANISED BYCivic Voice, in partnership with The Glass-House

ABOUT THE EVENTAlder Hey (Children’s Hospital) in the Park in Liverpool was the overall winner of the 2016 Civic Voice Design Awards. A hospital built entirely in a park is something new in the treatment and care of children. The project was praised by judges for being an inspiring example of re-imagining what a hospital could be, and for a design process that drew on the needs and aspirations of those who use it. Alder Hey embraced user-led design in its development by listening carefully to staff, children and thousands of families who took part in one of the biggest ever public engagement processes held by the NHS.

This study tour organised by Civic Voice in partnership with The Glass-House, will be an opportunity to hear from those involved in the development of Alder Hey in the Park who will share their experiences of transforming the building, show us around and tell us about the difference it has made in their community. An interactive workshop on design will help participants explore their relationship with the design of the places and spaces around us.

This is the third in a series of study tours that Civic Voice are hosting with previous winners of The Civic Voice Design Awards. These tours offer participants the chance to visit winning schemes, hear from the people who led the projects to transform these buildings and spaces, and explore how great design can bring real benefit to local people.

This is a free event.

As well as talking about the Civic Voice Design Awards, our Chief Executive Sophia will lead and facilitate the design workshop. Using Alder Hey Hospital in the Park as an inspirational starting point for discussion, we will explore what we mean by good design, what role communities can play in shaping their local places, and how great design can contribute to the life and wellbeing of an area.     

Sophia has been a judge for the Civic Voice Design Awards since it began in 2015. The Glass-House has been pleased to contribute to the development of this very special awards programme, which sees local communities, not built environment professionals, nominating buildings and spaces for their contribution to their local area.

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